Needing a standout performance to turn its season around, Missouri got just that from Linas Kleiza on Saturday afternoon. The sophomore forward scored a career-high 31 points and added 10 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double in the Tigers' 80-70 win against Nebraska at Mizzou Arena. The win returned the Tigers to .500 in Big 12 play.
January 22, 2005
Looking to bounce back from a demoralizing 20-point loss at Kansas State, Missouri offered an equally disappointing performance against Texas Tech on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena. The result: a 78-62 drubbing at the hands of the Red Raiders, good for Missouri's third consecutive Big 12 Conference loss.
January 19, 2005
Riding the momentum of a late rally against Iowa State on Saturday, the Tigers travel to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State for their first road game of the season Tuesday night. Missouri will need a more consistent effort than it has offered the past two games to topple the No. 6 Cowboys, whose only lost this season came against Gonzaga last month.
January 10, 2005
After watching his team allow a 13-point lead turn into a 12-point deficit in the span of 12 minutes, Missouri coach Quin Snyder saw his team finish strong, closing on a 17-2 run to grab a 62-59 win against Iowa State in its Big 12 Conference opener on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. But it wasn't enough to please Snyder after the game.
January 8, 2005
With neither team able to take control through the first 30 minutes, Missouri let Arkansas take advantage late and suffered a 62-52 loss on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena. Missouri had its worst shooting night of the year and could not earn the win despite holding the Razorbacks 16 points below their season average.
December 7, 2004
With its schedule about to get much more difficult, Missouri managed a 70-61 win against Oakland on Saturday. Missouri again shot out to an early lead before squandering most of it before halftime. Thanks to sophomore forward Linas Kleiza's big afternoon, the Tigers had enough to rally for the win in the second half.
December 4, 2004