Missouri’s Xavier Pinson, left, dribbles past a falling Central Florida’s Aubrey Dawkins, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
Missouri’s Xavier Pinson, left, dribbles past a falling Central Florida’s Aubrey Dawkins, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) L.G. Patterson AP
Missouri’s Xavier Pinson, left, dribbles past a falling Central Florida’s Aubrey Dawkins, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) L.G. Patterson AP

Alex Schiffer has been covering the Missouri Tigers for The Star since October 2017. He came in second place for magazine-length feature writing by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association in 2018 and graduated from Mizzou in 2017.