Admitting it found NCAA violations in its men's basketball program dating to 2011, Missouri on Wednesday banned itself from the postseason this year and said it is vacating all 23 wins from the 2013-14 season.
COLUMBIA — No one would have been surprised if Mike Anderson’s name was the one on everyone’s tongues after Missouri and Arkansas played Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. Or Jimmy Whitt. Not many were betting on Wilt Chamberlain.
When the Arkansas Razorbacks take the Mizzou Arena court today against the Missouri men’s basketball team (8 p.m., SEC Network), it will be without the team’s two biggest contributors from last year’s NCAA Tournament team: Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls. Not that the matchup will be lacking in familiar faces.
Missouri’s offensive line will see plenty of turnover next season, as five of its key contributors will be lost to graduation. Plus, for the second time in three seasons, there will be a new offensive line coach. Glen Elarbee will be Barry Odom’s first offensive line coach at Missouri, the athletics department announced Monday. Elarbee had spent the past two seasons as Arkansas State’s offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tiffany Mitchell handled second-ranked South Carolina’s offense as the Gamecocks routed No. 20 Missouri. Mitchell scored 19 points and keyed a run in the third quarter when Missouri tried to rally in the Gamecocks’ 83-58 win Sunday.
Kevin Puryear's first career double-double helped Missouri earn its first Southeastern Conference victory of the season, 76-61 over Auburn Saturday night.
Mizzou Arena has been kind to the Missouri men’s basketball team this season. All seven of the Tigers’ wins — and just one loss — have come at home.
Jordan Frericks had 11 points and a key block with seven seconds left and No. 20 Missouri made four free throws in the final four seconds to defeat Georgia 54-48 Thursday night.
The Missouri women’s basketball team didn’t beat the Tennessee Lady Vols in the ranked teams’ showdown Monday, but at least it cost them some of their time. Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said after the game the Lady Vols had been preparing for Missouri since they returned from Christmas break. “We were very worried about this basketball team,” Warlick said.
The silver lining to Missouri’s dud of a 9-23 record last season in Kim Anderson’s first year as a Division I coach is it left this year’s team plenty of accomplishments to meet for the first time under Anderson.
The Missouri men’s basketball team begins conference play Wednesday at Georgia and it couldn’t come at a better time for Wes Clark.
COLUMBIA — With an undefeated record to defend and a top-15 opponent to start the conference season, it should come as no surprise the Missouri women’s basketball team faced plenty of pressure Monday. The surprise might have been just how literal that pressure was.
Wes Clark's career-high 22 points helped Missouri wrap up its non-conference schedule with victory, beating Savannah Sate 81-50 on Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As the Southeastern Conference heads into league competition, it remains tough to figure which teams stand as defending champion Kentucky’s biggest competition.
The Missouri Tigers will wrap up their men’s basketball non-conference slate this afternoon when they host Savannah State at Mizzou Arena.