Jabari Brown’s double-figure scoring streak snapped

For the first time this season, junior Jabari Brown failed to reach double figures in scoring. He finished with eight points on one-for-10 shooting. Brown, who missed all four three-point tries and is six of 29 on threes in the last six games, didn’t make a basket until the 1:16 mark, though he was perfect in six attempts at the free-throw line.

Missouri now pins its NCAA hopes on winning SEC tournament

Before Saturday’s game at Tennessee, some prominent national observers still projected the Missouri Tigers in the 68-team field for the NCAA Tournament despite a disappointingly uneven run through the Southeastern Conference. Others had Missouri on the outside looking in, but a win on the Volunteers’ home floor might have been enough to sway some opinions. Instead, the Tigers got crushed.

Missouri freshmen class makes significant impact

Missouri’s freshman class has had its ups and downs. That’s no surprise, because most freshmen battle inconsistency that first college season. But there is strong evidence that the 2013 freshman crop is the best the Tigers have had in quite a while.

Late heroics from Earnest Ross rally Missouri to 57-56 win over Texas A&M

Senior Earnest Ross had been scoreless Wednesday night against Texas A&M until hitting a free throw with barely a minute remaining. He went on to score Missouri’s final seven points, including two free throws with 7.3 seconds remaining that provided the Tigers’ first and only lead of the game. He also tipped away Texas A&M’s final inbounds pass with 2.2 seconds remaining to ice the 57-56 victory.

Earnest Ross and Tony Criswell honored on senior night

Before Wednesday night's game against Texas A&M, seniors Tony Criswell and Earnest Ross were honored as part of senior night festivities before their final home game at Mizzou Arena — barring the possibility of an NIT game. It was, as always for the seniors, a fantastic moment for Missouri’s seniors.

Near the end of a frustrating first season at Missouri, center Keanau Post shows what he can do

Keanau Post was supposed to step into former Tigers center Alex Oriakhi’s shoes and provide Missouri with a physical presence in the paint. Instead, for most of the last four months, Post was a wallflower, spending most games on the bench and proving ineffective in the limited minutes he did play. Much of that frustration melted away on Saturday against Mississippi State.

Missouri-Mississippi State basketball preview

Back-to-back road losses at Alabama and Georgia have left Missouri back on the bubble for a sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. On Saturday, the Tigers take on Mississippi State, which has lost 10 straight games and is 0-7 in SEC road games, at 12:30 p.m. in Columbia. The game will air on KSMO (Ch. 62) in the KC area.

Tigers know they have to win to reach NCAA tourney

After losses at Alabama and Georgia in the last week, Missouri knows that it’s squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble, but it also knows there’s only one way to change that and reached the 68-team field for a sixth straight season. “You’ve got to win,” Tigers coach Frank Haith said. “That’s what you’ve got to do.”