Missouri beats Texas A&M 91-83 in double overtime in SEC Tournament

For 30 minutes, Missouri looked to be in command against Texas A&M during the second round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday at the Georgia Dome. Of course, not much has come easy for the Tigers this season — and nothing came easy late against Aggies, who rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit before finally succumbing 91-83 in double overtime.

Shooting guard Shane Rector steps up for Missouri in overtime

After totaling five assists and 17 turnovers eight days earlier in a one-point home win against Texas A&M, Missouri played more crisp and efficient on offense. A tremendous passing sequence, capping by junior Jabari Brown’s cross-court skip pass to senior Earnest Ross for a three-pointer in the left corner highlighted the difference.

SEC quarterfinal preview: Missouri (8) vs. Florida (1)

The Tigers’ formula for reaching a school-record sixth straight NCAA Tournament is pretty straightforward: Beat Florida. By knocking off the top-ranked Gators in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals (noon Friday on ESPNU), Missouri would nab a signature victory and might edge its way into the 68-team field.

Missouri qualifies eight for NCAA wrestling nationals

Missouri qualified eight wrestlers for the NCAA championships, which begin March 20 in Oklahoma City. Three Tigers drew top-16 seeds, led by junior Drake Houdashelt, who is the No. 1 overall seed at 149 pounds. Houdashelt, 34-1, finished sixth at nationals last season and is a three-time NCAA qualifier.

Jabari Brown has found a home at Missouri

There’s a tattoo on Missouri junior Jabari Brown’s upper right arm. It reads “B4” — short for the Brown four — encircled by his name along with the names of his parents, David and Fannie, and younger brother, Jamil. Underneath the names, it reads, “Family is a haven in a heartless world.” So it’s an incredibly cruel irony that in the midst of a breakout season — one that has seen Brown play as well as any shooting guard in the nation and as well as any Tiger in the last two decades — Brown learned his father has Stage IV cancer.

Missouri opens spring football practice looking to build on momentum

Missouri kicked off spring practice Tuesday and there was a different aura around the program. “It’s a different mentality this year,” senior running back Marcus Murphy said. “Last year, we were trying to get back on track and have a winning season. But this year, we want to build off what we did last year and do better than we did. We had a real good season and we want to use the confidence and all the momentum coming into this season.”

Missouri’s Jabari Brown makes coaches’ all-SEC first team

For the fourth consecutive year, the Missouri basketball team had a first-team all-conference selection. Junior Jabari Brown made first-team all-SEC as chosen by the league’s coaches Tuesday and joins previous first-team picks Marcus Denmon, who was first-team all-Big 12 in 2011 and again in 2012, and Phil Pressey, who was first-team all-SEC last season.

Wheelchair basketball players forge path to success at Missouri

At a simplistic glance, wheelchair basketball looks like chaos. “It might seem as rough and tumble as any sport out there. But when you really break it down … it really is a synchronized thing,” said U.S. Paralympic hopeful Carter Arey, who led Missouri to fourth in the national tournament Saturday and was chosen player of the year.

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.