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Missouri hoops set for Black & Gold game tonight
10/15/2013 3:29 AM
10/15/2013 1:17 PM
, but that’s OK.
Nobody seemed to have faith in the football team before the season either, andwe all know how that’s worked out
The Tigers’ basketball team remains 10 days away from its exhibition opener — a contestagainst Oklahoma City that will be played at the Hearnes Center and honor the 1993-94 squad
— and the regular-season opener remains two weeks further out beyond that.
However,tonight is the annual Black Gold game, which begins at 6 p.m. at Mizzou Arena
It will be the first chance fans to see a revamped Missouri squad led by Tulsa transfer Jordan Clarkson as well as promising freshmen Wes Clark, a point guard from Detroit, and Jonathan Williams III, a forward from Memphis.
Guard Earnest Ross and forward Tony Criswell are the only seniors for a Tigers team that hopes toforge its identity on defense
as the season progresses.
Guard Jabari Brown, a junior, also returns along with forward Stefan Jankovic and sophomore Ryan Rosburg.
Fans also will get the first look at freshman forward Torren Jones — an athletic talent Missouri coach Frank Haith likened to New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, who played for Haith at Miami — as well as sharpshooter Shane Rector, a freshman from the Bronx, N.Y., and junior college transfer Keanau Post, a 6-foot-11 junior forward.
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