"Just an embarrassing performance," Missouri Coach Tim Jamieson said.
Missouri’s losing streak extended to six, and the Tigers (14-12, 0-6 Southeastern Conference) have lost nine of their last 10. MU dropped to 0-13 all-time against Vanderbilt.
"There needs to be a little soul searching," said Jamieson, whose team will play Saint Louis at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Mizzou just missed out on a couple of chances for nice wins, then imploded on Sunday. The Tigers are now 14-12 overall and 0-6 in conference. The good news is that maybe the two most purely talented teams in the SEC (though A&M might have an objection to that) are off the schedule. The bad news: No. 20 Arkansas is up next weekend, and No. 10 LSU, No. 14 South Carolina, and No. 15 Mississippi State are still on the horizon.
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"A big guard, maybe can play a little (small forward)," freshman guard K.J. Walton said. "Very explosive, can handle the ball, can shoot it. Just a really versatile player."
Barnett said he needs to work on ball-handling and conditioning this offseason and hopes his open-court skills can ignite a transition game for the Tigers next season.
"The biggest thing I’ll be able to bring is speed," he said. "I’m an athlete, running down the floor, getting steals and open-court baskets."
The women are in pretty good shape
Hey, did you hear the offensive line is pretty thin?
That's five players with eligibility left -- out of 13 -- who are no longer around and one more (Rhodes) who is in limbo. And two defensive linemen who have become offensive linemen.
Where does that leave the Tigers for the fall?
Teams usually like to have 11 linemen ready to go each game: starters and backups at each position and one wild-card guy.
Right now, it looks like Missouri would have Owen, Howell, Crawford, Abeln, Pendleton, Adams, Harris, Bailey and Jacobs for the fall. That's nine. Freshmen Trystan Castillo and Tre'Vour Simms could make 11 once fall starts. As could walk-ons such as Adam Ploudre and Thomas Grossman, if the Tigers felt they could preserve Castillo and Simms' redshirts.