Mark Smith (right) finished with 14 points for Missouri in the Tigers’ home victory over Oral Roberts.
Mark Smith (right) finished with 14 points for Missouri in the Tigers’ home victory over Oral Roberts. L.G. Patterson AP
Mark Smith (right) finished with 14 points for Missouri in the Tigers’ home victory over Oral Roberts. 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.