University of Missouri

Missouri-IUPUI basketball preview

Updated: 2013-11-25T02:35:34Z

• WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m. Monday at Mizzou Arena

• TV/RADI O: Fox Sports Midwest/KC; KMBZ (98.1 FM, 980 AM)

• ABOUT IUPUI (1-4) : The Jaguars’ only win came against Indiana Northwest, a NAIA program, but there are signs of improvement. IUPUI pushed Northwestern to the final whistle before losing 63-61. The Jaguars will be upset-minded again at Missouri. Guard Ian Chiles and center Mitch Patton give IUPUI a tough inside/outside scoring combo.

• ABOUT MISSOURI (4-0): The Tigers, who exactly didn’t overwhelm Gardner-Webb on Saturday, remain a work in progress. Forward Tony Criswell has played well since returning from a suspension, which helped shore up Missouri a bit on the interior. But the Tigers still seem a bit rudderless with coach Frank Haith serving a five-game NCAA suspension.

• BOTTOM LINE: IUPUI has struggled on the boards, getting outrebounded in every game except the win against Indiana Northwest. The Jaguars aren’t a particularly strong shooting team either, especially from three-point range (28.4 percent on the season). Missouri should have a size advantage and an athletic advantage, so it would be a good sign to see an appropriately dominant performance.

PNo.IUPUIHt.Yr.PPG
F30Donovan Gibbs6-7Sr.9.2
C42Mitch Patton6-9Sr.16.8
G1Khufu Najee6-4Jr.13.0
G4Ian Chiles6-1Jr.19.2
G22Marcellus Barksdale6-5So.4.0

PNo.MissouriHt.Yr.PPG
F3Johnathan Williams III6-9Fr.6.8
F44Ryan Rosburg6-10So.6.5
G5Jordan Clarkson6-5Jr.18.0
G32Jabari Brown6-5Jr.18.0
G33Earnest Ross6-5Sr.13.0

| Tod Palmer, tpalmer@kcstar.com

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