COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dru Smith hopes all of Missouri's players-only meetings lead to this.
Smith said the 20th-ranked Tigers met without coaches heading into Saturday's game against South...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Losing a big second-half lead made Missouri's third consecutive loss even more painful.
Toumani Camara scored 15 points, including a big three-point play, and Georgia...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Way ahead, it looked as if No. 18 Missouri might beat 10th-ranked Alabama in a laugher.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Dru Smith scored a season-high 26 points, Xavier Pinson added 14 and No. 18 Missouri withstood a second-half charge to beat Kentucky 75-70 on Wednesday night.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mired in a slump the past couple of games, Xavier Pinson was due for a breakout performance.
Missouri's junior point guard cranked up the intensity Saturday night,...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Cuonzo Martin was known as a physical player when he played at Purdue in the early 1990s. His Missouri Tigers sure looked like one of his teams on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jeremiah Tilmon’s three-point play with a second left lifted No. 14 Missouri over Bradley 54-53 on Tuesday night.
Down eight with under four minutes to go, Missouri...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri had no answer for Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu.
Luckily for the Tigers, there wasn't much else from the Fighting Illini to worry about.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Missouri passed its early test against No. 21 Oregon, validating coach Cuonzo Martin's belief that a Tigers team that returned four starters is poised to move up in the...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — There are two ways to look at Missouri's basketball program as it heads into the new season.
One way is to look at the Tigers' experience: They have 88.2% of their...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri basketball players Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft Friday and will return to the Tigers for the upcoming...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri sophomore Xavier Pinson and juniors Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon announced Tuesday that they would enter the NBA draft, though none of them intends to hire an...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin is a connoisseur of defense, and he found a lot to love in Saturday’s 69-50 victory over Alabama. The Tigers held the Southeastern Conference’s...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cuonzo Martin and his assistant coaches hadn't talked about Missouri needing to win a road game in the Southeastern Conference.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri overcame a 20-point deficit in the second half to defeat Georgia 72-69 on Tuesday night in Columbia, ending a four-game losing streak.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For a struggling Missouri men’s basketball team, even an NCAA record-breaking night wasn’t enough for a win.
After sinking 31 straight free throws in its weekend loss to...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Torrence Watson broke out of a season-long shooting slump, scoring 24 points to lead Missouri to a 91-33 rout of Chicago State on Monday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Mark Smith wasn't surprised he scored a season-high 23 points to lead Missouri to a 64-48 victory over Southern Illinois on Sunday. He felt so good in pregame warm-ups, he...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For Dru Smith and Missouri, it’s been hard not to dwell on a stunning home loss to Charleston Southern earlier this week.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri college athletes could be paid under new proposals by state lawmakers.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that at least two lawmakers are backing...
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...
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) — It had been a long time since Mark Smith scored a point for Missouri. After sitting out the final seven games of last season with a foot injury, he went scoreless in the...
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...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — There is no five-star prospect for Missouri to hang its hopes on this season, nor is there a hot-shot brother of a five-star prospect who himself brought the Tigers big...
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.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri's Cuonzo Martin is downplaying his return to Tennessee as a visiting coach for the first time since the end of his own tenure coaching the Volunteers.
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."
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.
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)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 9 seed Florida State (20-11) vs. No. 8 seed Missouri (20-12)
South Region; Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, 9:50 p.m. ET
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri standout Michael Porter Jr. will return from back surgery to play in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday, marking his first time in a game since the season opener.
Coach Cuonzo Martin announced the change in Porter's status on Wednesday, a day before the fifth-seeded Tigers (20-11) open against either Georgia or Vanderbilt in the second round.
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.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin says freshman Michael Porter Jr. will return to practice on Friday, three months after back surgery.
The top prep prospect in the country last season played just two minutes in Missouri's opener in November. Martin says there's no timetable for his return to play. The Tigers face Kentucky on Saturday.
"Just one day at a time," Martin said. "The most important thing is his well-being, his health and making sure he's ready to go."
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin is the first one to acknowledge his Tigers are still a work in progress. But he is also the first one to point out that he likes what he sees.
"We've got a long way to go," said Martin after the Tigers dominated the final 90 seconds to defeat Mississippi 75-69 Tuesday. "We are not a great team, but I am so proud of how we are growing up and how we are making plays down the stretch."
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has shown upward mobility under first-year coach Cuonzo Martin, and the latest sign came Saturday — the Tigers' first victory over Kentucky.
Behind 16 points each from Jordan Barnett and Kassius Robertson, the Tigers finally cleared that Big Blue hurdle with a 69-60 victory against the No. 21 Wildcats.
Missouri (15-8, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) had been 0-10 vs. Kentucky (17-6, 6-4) since the teams first played in 1960.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin has a job to do.
It doesn't matter that his next game is against No. 21 Tennessee (12-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), a team he coached for three seasons. It doesn't matter that it involves a fan base that didn't exactly love Martin when he coached there.
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, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin was happy his team opened Southeastern Conference play with a road win — and not just because the Tigers had not accomplished that in almost four years.
"We know how tough they are" to get, Martin said after Missouri's 79-68 win over South Carolina on Wednesday night.
Especially after the Tigers' had lost their past 32 league games on the road.