Jabari Brown drove the lane for the go-ahead basket with 12.2 seconds left for the last of his 25 points and Missouri survived a late surge by Arkansas for an 86-85 victory on Thursday night.
As good as the Missouri Tigers have been at knocking down the 3-point shot in Southeastern Conference play, they’ve been equally as poor in defending it. Missouri connects on 37.8 percent of its 3s in conference play, good for second in the league. The Tigers, however, allow opponents to hit 37.7 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc in league games, which ranks dead last. That will be among the challenges Missouri (16-7, 4-6 SEC) faces when it hosts Arkansas (15-8, 4-6 SEC) at 6 p.m. today (ESPN2-TV) at Mizzou Arena.
Any NFL team that drafts Michael Sam will be taking on much more than a rookie pass-rusher. But experts said the smart approach for a team that signs the league’s first openly gay athlete — from a marketing and public relations standpoint — is to simply let Sam’s on-field play speak for him and his team.
Michael Sam is a pioneer. The consensus first-team All-American defensive end at Missouri came out as gay Sunday night. The co-Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, projected as a mid-round pick, is hoping to become the first openly gay player in NFL history.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers know they are skating on thin ice. With just eight games remaining on the 2013-14 schedule, Missouri (16-7, 4-6 Southeastern Conference) is squarely on the proverbial bubble when it comes to the NCAA Tournament conversation.
COLUMBIA — The world now knows that Michael Sam is gay. The Missouri defensive end, a consensus first-team All-American and co-Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, shared his story with the public Sunday night via ESPN, the New York Times and outsports.com. Sam came out to his teammates before the 2013-14 season, a remarkable year for the Tigers capped with a No. 5 overall ranking and Cotton Bowl victory. The reaction from his Missouri teammates allowed for that to happen.
Missouri All-American Michael Sam said he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.
Marshall Henderson scored 29 points and Mississippi survived a 3-point attempt at the buzzer Saturday to defeat Missouri 91-88.
Marshall Henderson knows how to play the villain. The notoriously flamboyant Mississippi guard has made a name for himself for more than his work on the basketball court. From taunting opposing fans, players and even coaches to his cocky demeanor to his numerous run-ins with the law, Henderson has made his fair share of enemies.
Theresa Plaisance scored 20 points and Jeanne Kenney added 19 to lead No. 16 LSU past Missouri 75-58 on Thursday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Frazier II scored 14 points, highly touted freshman Chris Walker had two crowd-pleasing dunks in his debut and No. 3 Florida beat Missouri 68-58 on Tuesday night.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers didn’t have a lot of time to reflect after falling to one of the top teams in the country. And their schedule certainly didn’t get any easier.
South Carolina (20-2, 8-1 SEC) used a 23-6 run at the end of the opening half to build a 15-point lead and defeat the Tigers 78-62 on Sunday.
As if Missouri needed more obstacles to handle during this difficult stretch, the weather put one more in the Tigers’ path.
Aaron Harrison scored 21 points and James Young added 20 to help No. 11 Kentucky beat Missouri 84-79 on Saturday.