COLUMBIA – Missouri will host Texas A&M for the last home game of the season on Wednesday night.
Missouri guard Earnest Ross and forward Tony Criswell will suit up for their last regular season game at Mizzou Arena as the Tigers look to improve their tournament resume. Missouri coach Frank Haith discusses the role of his two seniors and what Missouri needs to do for a win.
The Missouri baseball team improved to 4-6 overall and snapped a five game losing streak after going 1-1 at this weekend’s University of Arkansas-Little Rock Invitational.
The Tigers faced Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPWF) during Saturday’s first matchup of the day. Freshman infielder Ryan Howard had three hits and a career-high four RBI, but inconsistent pitching and mental errors cost the Tigers the victory.
COLUMBIA – Missouri’s big men made their presence felt Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
The frontcourt played a huge factor in helping the Tigers roll the Mississippi State Bulldogs 85-66. Missouri (20-9, 8-8 Southeastern Conference) picked up a crucial win as NCAA tournament aspirations hang by a thread. KBIA’s Michael Losch (LOWE-SH) tells us how the big men had a big day. (Length 2:03)
Missouri guard Jabari Brown (32) moves the ball up the court defended by Mississippi State guard Trivante Bloodman (4) at Mizzou Arena on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Brown lead the team in scoring with 21 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists.
Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson (5) attempts a one-handed shot in the second half against Mississippi State at Mizzou Arena on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Clarkson finished the game with 14 points and seven assists.
Missouri center Keanau Post (45) gets ready to release a hook shot over Mississippi State defender Gavin Ware (20) at Mizzou Arena on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Post scored a career-high 14 points on six of six shooting.
COLUMBIA – After two consecutive road losses to opponents with less than stellar records, the Missouri men’s basketball team is happy to be back at home.
The Tigers (19-9, 7-8 Southeastern Conference) will host the Mississippi Bulldogs (13-15, 3-12) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Head coach Frank Haith, along with guards Earnest Ross and Jordan Clarkson met with reporters on Thursday to recap the week and discuss the remainder of the season.
Missouri senior forward Bri Kulas (13) attempts a shot against two Ole Miss defenders. Kulis led all scorers with 26 points in the game.
COLUMBIA- On senior night, Missouri guard Morgan Eye stole the show. In the beginning of the second half, the sophomore hit five 3-pointers in a row to help Missouri secure its second win against the Ole Miss Rebels this season.
“Their motion offense is tough and then you got her running around out there so you got to chase her around,” Ole Miss coach Matt Insell said. “She is a weapon, and anybody who plays them you basically have to face and guard her all over the place and so then you end up playing four on four sometimes, but she is a weapon.”
Ole Miss finished the game with a better field goal percentage, but Missouri’s 48.1 percent 3-point shooting was the key to securing the home win. This is the first time in 14 years that the Tigers won against three ranked teams in a season.
While two of Missouri’s players reached the 1,000 points mark in their careers, Eye and senior Bri Kulas, the win didn’t come easy. The Rebels were able stop the Tigers offense in the first half with strong zone coverage, going into the break with a 34-29 lead.
“I don’t think that for one minute tonight we thought that we were going to lose this game, we were very confident,” Eye said. “Coach came in at halftime and said ‘did anyone had fun?’ and no one raised their hand. We really wanted to come out, play a little more loose, have a little fun and we did that.”
Missouri senior forward Bri Kulas (13) cheers on her team from the bench after she fouled out of the contest with 2:02 remaining. Kulas scored 20 or more points for the 12th time this season.
Missouri freshman Lindsey Cunningham (11) attempts a layup in Missouri’s 75-72 victory over Ole Miss. Cunningham added nine points off the bench for Missouri.
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and sophomore Lianna Doty (1) go over the game plan during a free throw attempt in Missouri’s win over Ole Miss. Doty fouled out of the game with 1:31 remaining and was replaced by freshman Lindsey Cunningham.
Missouri junior guard Morgan Eye (30) dribbles the ball during Missouri’s 75-72 win against the Rebels. After hitting seven 3-pointers, Eye has made the most outside shots in the nation with 102.
Missouri junior guard Morgan Eye (30) looks to pass in the team’s 75-72 win against the Ole Miss Rebels. Eye jump-started the Tigers in the second half, hitting five consecutive 3-pointers.
Missouri freshman Jordan Frericks (22) goes up for a shot against an Ole Miss defender. Frericks hit four free throws in the final 1:17 to help the Tigers pull away from Ole Miss.
The Tigers huddle up before tipoff in their final home game of the season. Missouri’s victory over Ole Miss moved its record to 17-11.
Missouri senior forward Bri Kulas (13) hugs coach Robin Pingeton during the senior night celebration. Kulas topped 1,000 career points in the victory.
Missouri senior Tania Jackson cries before she is celebrated on senior night at Mizzou Arena on Feb. 27, 2014. Jackson did not play in Missouri’s 75-72 victory over Ole Miss.
Missouri senior forward Bri Kulas (13) attempts to contain Ole Miss guard Valencia McFarland (3). McFarland led the Rebels with 19 points and five assists.
Missouri freshman Lindsey Cunningham (11) wins a fight for the ball late in Missouri’s 75-72 win against Ole Miss. Cunningham made two free throws that gave Missouri a 73-71 lead with 55 seconds remaining.
The shots did not fall for Missouri Tuesday night.
Hoping to rebound after a loss at Alabama, poor shooting spelled disaster for Missouri’s offense at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens.
Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown led the Tigers with 17 points each, but Missouri shot 32 percent from the floor and went 3-18 behind the 3-point line. The Tiger’s 56 points was the lowest output of the season.
This week, Darren Hellwege takes us to the induction ceremonies for the new class of the MU Athletics Hall of Fame. We visit with new inductee Ashley Wysong, legendary Mizzou swimming coach Joe Goldfarb, and MU athletics director Mike Alden. We’ll hear from Frank Haith and the Tiger men’s basketball team after two straight home wins in the SEC, plus update women’s hoops, baseball and softball.
Darren Hellwege is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the United States Basketball Writers Association.