The Columbia Missourian - Mizzou Sports
Sun Feb 25 6:15 AM
The freshman finished with four points on 1 of 8 shooting and seven rebounds in 28 minutes played.
The Tigers (18-11, 8-8 SEC) had never won a basketball game at Rupp Arena, and that streak continued Saturday.
The Missouri standout set a new conference-meet record, finishing in 9:00:56.
The Tigers downed Wisconsin and Bethune-Cookman to improve to 10-6 on the season and 4-1 during their extended weekend at the Mary Nutter Classic.
Missouri (23-5, 11-4 SEC) plays at Texas A&M (21-8, 10-5) at 3 p.m. Sunday in its last regular-season game.
Missouri lost Game 1 after being one strike away from winning it, but the Tigers coasted to a win in Game 2 behind a big effort from Brian Sharp.
Missouri's attempt at an upset fell just short, as the 49th-ranked Tigers fell to 30th-ranked Wichita State 4-3 on Friday.
Bryce Montes de Oca took a perfect game into the fifth inning and didn't allow a run until the seventh inning as his Missouri team improved to 4-1 on the season.
No current Missouri players were implicated in Friday's Yahoo report on FBI evidence of payments to athletes in college basketball nor were any players who have played at Missouri in recent years.
The Tigers will compete Saturday and Sunday in College Station, Texas.
It's still unclear when, or if, Porter will be back on the floor for Missouri.
With Saturday's game at Kentucky on the horizon as well as Tuesday's at Vanderbilt and next Saturday's home matchup with Arkansas, what does Missouri have to do to be a tournament lock?
Back on Sept. 29, inside an empty Mizzou Arena, Michael Porter Jr. swiveled on a black stool and pointed up at the gold corner seats in Section 209.
Dawn Staley files suit for slander/libel in South Carolina stemming from comments after teams played last month.
The Tigers will look for a few quality wins in their final nonconference classic action of the season.
Junior Brian Sharp excelled in his debut as a starter, striking out eight batters across five shutout innings in a 9-0 win for Missouri over No. 24 Miami (FL).
The Tigers host Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. Thursday for their senior night.
Columbia Missourian basketball beat reporters Alec Lewis and Will Jarvis talk Missouri men's basketball with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
That's the sign of a good program leading to a great program. How important it is to protect your home court, (to) have a great fan base all those things matter," Martin said.
Walking off Norm Stewart Court, Kevin Puryear tugged on the white towel draped over his head. Like the fans that braved the slippery streets of Columbia on this night, the junior forward was upset.