The Missouri Tigers are looking for redemption in the 2019-2020 basketball season. After years of performing at a mediocre level, head coach Cuonzo Martin and the young team are working toward positive change. With an excellent recruiting class expected to mesh well with the upperclassmen, expectations are high for the upcoming season. Ever since the first Missouri Tigers men's basketball team was established in 1907, players have proudly represented the NCAA Division I men's basketball program. They've made it to the NCAA Tournament more than 25 times. Whether they're tearing up the court at the Mizzou Arena or traveling to take on rivals, the Tigers are ready to take charge. Fans can experience Mizzou in action by buying tickets at StubHub.
What conference do the Missouri Tigers play in?
The Missouri Tigers have belonged to the Southeastern Conference since the 2012–2013 season. Before that, they were notable members of the Big 12 Conference. They've won two conference tournament championships since joining the SEC.
Who is the head coach for the Missouri Tigers men’s basketball Team?
The current head coach is Cuonzo Martin. Since taking over in 2017, Martin has led the team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012-2013.
Who are some of the most notable players who have played for Missouri?
Kareem Rush starred as a Tiger from 1999 to 2002 and later played with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant on the LA Lakers. Rush ended his NBA career after seven years. Other notable players who spent time playing on the Missouri Tigers men’s basketball team include Larry Drew, Thomas Gardner and Keyon Dooling.
What was the Missouri Tigers’ record last season?
Last season, the Tigers went 15-17 and did not qualify for any postseason tournaments. Overall, the last five years for the Missouri Tigers men’s basketball team have been lackluster. However, Coach Martin was able to lead the team to a 2017-2018 season finish of 20-13 and a 10-8 record in SEC play. This was enough to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place. The Tigers received an at-large bid to compete in the NCAA tournament but succumbed to Florida State in the first round.
What are the top Missouri Tigers men’s basketball games in 2019?
The Missouri Tigers are looking for a little luck this season, and it seems like Cuonzo Martin has a plan to accomplish this. While the scheduled game against the Butler Bulldogs presents a challenge, an early trip to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats looks promising. Many fans also circled the game against the Big Ten's Illinois. Both the Mizzou Tigers and the Illinois Fighting Illini are looking for a comeback season, so this year’s Bragging Rights game should be one for the books.
How big is the Mizzou Arena?
The Mizzou Arena, which opened in 2004, has a seating capacity of 15,061. Home to the Missouri Tigers men’s and women’s basketball teams, the Mizzou Arena cost $75 million to construct. With 320,801 gross square feet, this arena consists of 26 suites, many basketball offices, a box office and the Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame.
Do the Missouri Tigers have any rival teams?
With Missouri's devastating loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2018 season, it is safe to say that the Wildcats are one of the biggest opponents that the Mizzou Tigers will face this season. In addition, playing in the same conference for so many years has created a longtime rivalry between the Mizzou Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks.Back to Top
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