Missouri senior guard Earnest Ross (33) tries to block the shot of a Texas A&M shooter. Ross scored seven points that included a pair of game-winning free throws.
COLUMBIA – For the first 38 minutes and 54 seconds, Missouri guard Earnest Ross was hardly noticeable. For the last 66 seconds, Ross was the only player that mattered.
With 1:06 remaining, Ross stepped to the free-throw line with the Missouri Tigers (21-9, 9-8 Southeastern Conference) trailing visiting Texas A&M (17-13, 8-9 SEC) by a score of 54-51 and NCAA Tournament hopes hanging on by a thread. Ross took over from that point, scoring the Tigers final seven points and delivering a much-needed Read more of this post
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA – Another close game, another Missouri win.
With guards Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown struggling to find their rhythm, Missouri (18-7, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) relied on some unlikely players to pull out a hard fought 75-70 win over Tennessee (15-10, 6-6 SEC) on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
The game started fast, at least for Missouri, who made their first eight of nine shots from the field. After Tennessee settled down, the game became Read more of this post
Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson (5) drives past Arkansas defender Bobby Portis (10). Clarkson led the Tigers with 27 points and four assists.
COLUMBIA – Jabari Brown knew he needed to make a play.
The junior guard had the ball in his hands with his team down by one on the verge of their fourth straight loss and NCAA tournament aspirations hanging in the balance. He drove into the lane and made a shot with 12.2 seconds left that gave Missouri an 86-85 win at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night.
“I didn’t want to settle for a jumper,” Brown said. “I wanted to get a good shot going to the basket.”
If the same situation came up last year, Missouri coach Frank Haith might have come up with a different play to get Read more of this post
Missouri accomplished something it had never done before in its 75-71 victory over Arkansas Tuesday night. The Tigers won their first game in program history at Bud Walton Arena, where they were winless in six attempts.
Jabari Brown scored 19 of his 24 points in the second-half for Missouri and Earnest Ross equaled his teammate with 24 points of his own. Brown continues to be a big-time scorer for Missouri, scoring 20 or more points in his last five games, but coach Frank Haith’s praise went to more than just Brown.
“It was a great team effort,” Haith said. “Particularly against a team like this where they really get after Read more of this post
Mike Anderson, shown on the court in 2009, coached the men’s basketball team for five years. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)
COLUMBIA – Mike Anderson’s presence is still felt at Missouri.
The former Missouri and current Arkansas coach spent from 2006 to 2011 on the Tigers’ bench restoring the program to national prominence.
His presence is felt when peering up at the 2009 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight banner hanging from the rafters at Mizzou Arena. In Anderson’s third year with the team, he took the Tigers as far into the postseason as any coach who came before him.
It can be felt when the student section roars as the team steps onto Norm Stewart Court on game nights.
Anderson never suffered a losing season at Missouri and developed a reputation for protecting the home Read more of this post