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Mizzou Basketball: Analysis

Heightened Need: Taking stock of Mizzou’s big-man search as portal season winds down

Making defensive progress meant landing a veteran presence inside. Have options and time dwindled? Yes. But help is available — if the Tigers want it.

Bargain Bigs: Should Missouri focus on a younger interior presence?

Proven post players have come off the board, but an influx of former highly rated recruits entered the portal looking for reboots — offering the Tigers an opportunity.

Pourover: The transfer portal has disrupted high school recruiting

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Isiaih Mosley

A season of "What If..." followed the Mosley saga around.

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Aidan Shaw

Far and away the most athletic player on the Missouri roster this past season, what might the future hold for Aidan Shaw?

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Sean East II

When you needed to juice the pace, just insert Sean East and watch him go!

Pourover: The MBB roster now has a Kadin Shedrick-sized hole in it

With Tamar Bates, Caleb Grill, and John Tonje all on board, the biggest piece left is also the biggest piece left.

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Nick Honor

It turns out when you don’t turn the ball over as much, your offense improves! Thanks, Your Honor!

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Kaleb Brown

Kobe’s little brother still struggles to get out from under his big brother’s shadow.

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Kobe Brown

Kobe Brown remains a unicorn in more ways than one.

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Ronnie DeGray III

The crafty positionless forward departed without much fanfare after not seeing the floor for the final 16 games.

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: D’Moi Hodge

D’Moi Hodge brought the fuel to the Mizzou Offensive Fire this year.

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: DeAndre Gholston

The preeminent orchestrator of late game theater, Green Light Gholston left his mark in Columbia.

Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Tre Gomillion

The Super Senior made the most of his time on a bigger stage when he was healthy.

Spring Shopping: Mizzou Hoops and the Transfer Portal

Mizzou is looking to the transfer portal to round out what could be a very competitive roster for the 2023-2024 season.

Scholarship Math: Mizzou strikes early with the addition of John Tonje

Tonje brings a versatile perimeter player to next year’s roster and should immediate fill in big minutes on the wing.

R.I.P. Mizzou Basketball 2022-23

The Tigers season ended with a dud performance, but don’t let that distract you from the changes made this season.

The Verdict: Keys to beating Princeton

Mizzou has found a pairing with an unlikely opponent in Princeton and we’re here to give you the dirty details of the matchup.

The Verdict: Utah State’s pace and positional flexibility pose a stiff test for Mizzou

We break down the internal matchups to watch in the Tigers’ first tournament appearance in two years.

Winning plays when it’s close & late

More than just a few lucky shots, the Tigers value the ball and execute when the game is close.

NET Results: Making sense of where Mizzou sits in the NCAA’s evaluation tool

The Tigers amassed enough quality wins to earn a bid, but stylistic choices — and a couple of significant defeats — have created some drag on its ratings.

The Verdict: Crowding the paint, cutting and timely shooting keyed a win over Mississippi State

After back-to-back losses, Mizzou — and its postseason résumé — were in need in of relief. Subtle tweaks delivered the result the Tigers needed.

Forward Motion: Mohamed Diarra, steady progress, and filling Mizzou’s need in the post

After a long wait, the nation’s top JUCO prospect is earning steady minutes and offering hints at his potential as the regular season reaches the home stretch.

The Verdict: Mizzou Romps Against Former League Foe

On a day that brought back memories of years past, Mizzou humiliated their neighbors to the north.

Picking and Choosing: How Mizzou uses 5-out and ball screens to find offensive rhythm

Stuck in a shooting funk, the Tigers’ schematic pivot plays to the strengths of Isiaih Mosley — and potentially a new way to unlock opportunity for its backcourt.

The Verdict: Is Mizzou starting to feel the strain from its style?

The Tigers’ recent slide can be traced back to a limited roster absorbing too many minutes.

How worrisome is the Tigers’ defense as they push toward March?

A turbocharged offense has helped the Tigers assemble a compelling team sheet and renew optimism. But a more demanding portion of the schedule has brought some defensive slippage.

The Verdict: A missed opportunity for Mizzou in Fayetteville

The Tigers trotted out a game plan to slow the pace and force jumpers. Yet Arkansas found shot making in the second half, and Eric Musselman’s equally stellar scout stymied MU’s key cogs.

The Verdict: Mizzou administered a Big Blue beatdown

The Tigers moved to 1-0 in SEC play on the heels of another impressive exhibition of offensive basketball.

Zoned Out: How Mizzou has made the 1-3-1 a vital defensive tool

The Tigers repurposed the system to cordon off the paint, force contested jumpers, and take a necessary step in their defensive evolution.

The Verdict: Mizzou Hoops Dominates Braggin’ Rights

History repeated itself for the second game in a row. But this time it was very different.

The Verdict: Mizzou’s timely tweaks made it a hard day for the Knights

They can’t keep getting away with this! Alas, the Tigers once again brought lightning to the Sunshine State.


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