KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brady Manek made sure Tuesday night was nothing like Monday night for Oklahoma.
With Manek, who scored 17 points, hitting four 3-pointers, Oklahoma scored 23 points...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Strong defense and 21 points from Mark Smith gave Missouri the edge over Morehead State 70-52 on Wednesday night.
Missouri (4-1) jumped out to a 14-4 lead and kept...
Morehead State (4-0) vs. Missouri (3-1)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Morehead State and Missouri both look to put winning streaks together ....
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In Cuonzo Martin’s third year as Missouri’s coach, the Tigers are adopting the personality of their defensive-minded coach. Missouri held Wofford without a field goal for the...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri held Wofford without a field goal for the final 14½ minutes, as the Tigers pulled away for a 75-56 victory on Monday.
Wofford (2-2) vs. Missouri (2-1)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Wofford and Missouri look to bounce back from losses. Both teams are coming off of...
Missouri (2-0) vs. No. 21 Xavier (2-0)
Cintas Center, Cincinnati; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Xavier looks to give Missouri its seventh straight loss against ranked...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jeremiah Tilmon has tried every approach to avoid the foul trouble that has held him back the last two years. In Missouri's season-opening 82-42 victory over Incarnate Word on...
Mississippi (19-11, 9-8) vs. Missouri (14-15, 5-12)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi looks for its fourth straight win over Missouri...
Missouri (13-15, 4-12) vs. Georgia (11-18, 2-14)
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia hosts Mizzou in a SEC matchup. Both programs are...
South Carolina (14-14, 9-6) vs. Missouri (12-15, 3-12)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Carolina looks to extend Missouri's conference...
Missouri (12-14, 3-11) vs. Mississippi State (20-7, 8-6)
Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State looks for its fourth straight...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — With 17 seconds remaining in Missouri's game against Arkansas on Tuesday night, Razorbacks' forward Daniel Gafford slammed home a dunk off an alley-oop to cut the Tigers' lead to just one point. Missouri guard Xavier Pinson committed a push-off foul on the ensuing possession and Arkansas had a chance to win the game on the final possession.
This was familiar territory for Missouri, which had blown second-half leads in two of its prior three home contests.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jeremiah Tilmon scored 19 points and Missouri fended off a second-half comeback attempt to defeat Vanderbilt 77-67 Saturday night.
As the contest crept under four minutes with Vanderbilt down just five points, Missouri freshman Torrence Watson drilled a 3-pointer with the shot clock expiring. Jordan Geist knocked down a trey of his own on the next possession to put the Tigers up by 68-59.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Missouri hadn't yet hit the panic button in Southeastern Conference play, but the Tigers' fingers were getting awfully itchy.
"We needed this one bad," Missouri forward Jeremiah Tilmon said following the Tigers' 66-43 thumping of Texas A&M on Saturday. "We started off in the SEC real slow so this was a big confidence builder."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No one else might have believed in South Carolina as they entered Southeastern Conference play as the only team with a losing record, but Gamecocks coach Frank Martin made sure his team didn't lose faith.
Keyshawn Bryant scored 15 points and Chris Silva added 14 points as South Carolina (8-7, 3-0 SEC) continued its surprising league start with an 85-75 win over Missouri on Sunday. It's only the third time in 28 seasons the Gamecocks have won their first three SEC games.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is from Illinois, and he has stocked his roster with five scholarship players from his home state. They will enjoy their trips home for Christmas a little more after the Tigers beat Illinois 79-63 Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Jeremiah Tilmon caught the ball in the post on Missouri's first possession against Xavier, he waited for a double-team. It didn't arrive. So he spun into the lane and powered his way to the basket, hitting the shot and drawing a foul.
That turned into a recurring theme, as the 6-foot-10 sophomore forward scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers to a 71-56 victory over the Musketeers on Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jeremiah Tilmon posted 10 points and 12 rebounds — his second double-double this season — to lead Missouri to a 65-45 victory over UT Arlington on Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-10 Tilmon took advantage of an undersized UTA frontcourt. The tallest players in the Mavericks' starting lineup — Andres Ibarguen and Patrick Mwamba — are each 6-foot-5. The sophomore forward has been heating up, and has now scored double-digits in each of his last three contests.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senior point guard Jordan Geist has never been afraid of big moments. Last year, he took the blame when late-game passes and shots went awry. On Sunday, Geist played the hero as he led the Tigers to a 64-62 overtime victory over UCF.
Geist scored a team-high 18 points, including a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Geist scored 18 points — including a clutch 3-pointer at the end of regulation — to lead Missouri to a 64-62 overtime victory over UCF on Sunday.
Javon Pickett added 13 points and Jeremiah Tilmon had 10 for Missouri (4-3). Tilmon's up-and-under layup around UCF's 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall with 1:32 left in OT provided the winning margin.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Quinton Rose scored 18 points to lead Temple to a 79-77 victory over Missouri.
Shizz Alston finished with 15 points and six assists, De'Vondre Perry added 11 points and Ernest Aflakpui grabbed 12 rebounds for the Owls (6-1).
Last season: 20-13, lost in first round of NCAA Tournament
Coach: Cuonzo Martin
Who's gone: PF Michael Porter Jr. (NBA), SG Kassius Robertson, F Jordan Barnett, G Brett Rau, PG C.J. Roberts (transferred to Texas Tech), SG Terrence Phillips, SG Blake Harris (transferred to North Carolina State)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Arkansas and Missouri faced off in January, the Razorbacks dominated the paint. They fouled out Missouri bigs Jeremiah Tilmon and Jontay Porter, and limited them to a combined nine points and seven rebounds.
On Saturday, Tilmon and Porter got their revenge. Porter scored 19 points, Tilmon added 17, the two each had eight rebounds and Missouri defeated Arkansas 77-67.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Missouri team in dire need of a win outshot and outfought Alabama, which was coming off a big one.
The result was a big road victory. Kassius Robertson scored 22 points to help Missouri snap a three-game losing streak with a 69-60 victory over the Crimson Tide on Wednesday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri point guard Blake Harris has announced he plans to transfer and continue his college career elsewhere.
The 6-foot-3 freshman was averaging 3.8 points and a team-high 3.1 assists in 13.9 minutes per game for Missouri (11-3). He set career highs with 11 points and nine assists in a win over Long Beach State on Nov. 23.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Puryear scored a season-high 20 points and Jordan Barnett tied his career-high with five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as Missouri ran past Miami (Ohio) 70-51 on Tuesday night.
Kassius Robertson added 17 points, including three 3s, and Jeremiah Tilmon finished with 12 points and six rebounds for Missouri (7-2). The Tigers struggled out of the gate but eventually got hot from distance, making 10 of 23.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — What was supposed to be an easy tuneup against a Division II opponent turned out to be a stern test for Missouri.
The Tigers edged Emporia State 67-62 on Monday in a game in which they shot 10 percent from 3-point range and 56 percent from the foul line.
Jeremiah Tilmon and Kevin Puryear each scored 13 points, and Jontay Porter added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Missouri (3-1).
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri found no difficulty scoring in star freshman Michael Porter Jr.'s absence. Five different Tigers scored in double digits as the Tigers routed Wagner 99-55 on Monday night.
Kassius Robinson scored 23 points and Jontay Porter had 11 points and eight rebounds in Missouri's victory.
Missouri (2-0) shot 68 percent from the field, including 12 for 22 from beyond the arc. Robertson led Missouri with five 3-pointers and eight different Tigers made at least one 3.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The highly anticipated debut of Michael Porter Jr. was brief. The Missouri Tigers did just fine without him in a 74-59 victory over Iowa State in the season opener.
Porter, considered one of the top two recruits in the nation, played just two minutes and scored two points before taking a seat on the bench with an ice pack on his left hip. A team spokesman said he "tweaked" the hip and was held out for the rest of the game as a precaution.
Last season: 8-24.
Coach: Cuonzo Martin.
Conference: Southeastern Conference.
Who's gone: G Frankie Hughes (transfer to Duquesne), G K.J. Walton (transfer to Ball State), F Russell Woods, F Willie Jackson (transfer to Toledo).
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cuonzo Martin took over a Missouri basketball team that had finished in last place in the Southeastern Conference for three straight seasons when he was hired in March.
Very little looks the same with the season fast approaching: The Tigers have parlayed the arrival or both Martin and top freshman Michael Porter Jr. into a much-needed boost of excitement in Columbia.