The University of Missouri athletics department will be the subject of a report Sunday morning on ESPN.
Missouri’s starting guard trio of Jabari Brown, Jordan Clarkson and Earnest Ross have accounted for 70 percent of the Tigers’ scoring this season. By comparison, Missouri’s starting frontcourt — Johnathan Williams III and Ryan Rosburg — combine to score just 15 percent. Frank Haith hopes that begins to change as Missouri (14-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) hosts South Carolina (7-11, 0-5 SEC) at 3 p.m. today (KMIZ-TV) at Mizzou Arena.
Courtney Walker scored 21 points as No. 17 Texas A&M won its ninth straight game and remained undefeated in Southeastern Conference play with a 62-57 win against Missouri on Thursday night.
The nation has taken notice. Jordan Clarkson can play a little bit. The Missouri guard was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Wednesday. Chosen by the Wooden Award Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 25 players considered favorites for the sport’s most prestigious individual honor based on their play so far this season.
A week ago, LSU failed to execute in the final minutes of regulation and dropped an overtime decision to Mississippi. The results were the opposite Tuesday for LSU against Missouri. Jordan Mickey scored four points and Anthony Hickey sank four consecutive free throws in the final minute and LSU held off the Tigers for a 77-71 Southeastern Conference win.
Johnny O’Bryant and Jordan Mickey anchor an imposing frontcourt for LSU, a team that ranks 16th in the nation by swatting an average of 6.25 shots per game. For a Missouri squad (14-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) still looking for an inside scoring presence to emerge while featuring a backcourt that makes a living driving to the basket, LSU (11-5, 2-2 SEC) provides a stiff test when the teams tip off at 6 p.m. today (ESPNU-TV) in Baton Rouge, La.
It’s not Maty Mauk’s starting job just yet.
Jabari Brown tied a career high with 24 points and Johnathan Williams III grabbed 14 rebounds to help Missouri defeat Alabama 68-47 on Saturday.
There’s no time for the Missouri Tigers to sulk. Coming off a disappointing 78-75 loss Thursday night at Vanderbilt, a quick turnaround has Missouri (13-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) hosting Alabama (8-8, 2-1) at 1 p.m. today at Mizzou Arena.
Rod Odom scored a career-high 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and the Commodores beat Missouri 78-75 on Thursday night in the Tigers’ first visit to Memorial Gym as a member of the Southeastern Conference.
Suddenly the depth situation doesn’t look all that dire for the Missouri Tigers.
Authorities in Springfield were still investigating the case regarding Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on Monday.
Bria Goss scored 20 points to lead No. 9 Kentucky to an 80-69 win over Missouri on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.
Auburn coach Tony Barbee found much to like about his team's performance against No. 21 Missouri. Until the end.
Dorial Green-Beckham, a sophomore football player who led Missouri in receptions last season, has been released after a drug arrest in Springfield, Mo. Police declined to say whether charges will be filed.