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
Looking to rebound from a disastrous road trip, Missouri returns to Columbia to host Texas Tech on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. The Red Raiders have won five of six and already have secured a Big 12 Conference road win. A diverse offense and coach Bob Knight's consistently strong defense will make life difficult for the Tigers.
January 18, 2005
Four days after showing the best of what it can be at Oklahoma State, Missouri showed the worst of what it can be in a 74-54 loss at Kansas State on Saturday. The Wildcats outplayed the Tigers in every facet of the game and showed more offensive precision. Mix in defensive inconsistency and it was a disastrous evening for the Tigers.
January 15, 2005
After a strong effort led to a 10-point loss to Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Missouri continues its travels by visiting Kansas State on Saturday evening. Winners of 10 of their first 11 games, the Wildcats are 10-3 after losing back-to-back Big 12 games in heart-breaking fashion. Missouri will need a strong effort to avoid dropping its first game in Manhattan since 2001.
January 14, 2005
With a chance to take a huge step forward Tuesday night, Missouri took a little one instead. The Tigers gave No. 6 Oklahoma State all it could handle before falling 78-68 in Stillwater. Missouri gave one of its best efforts of the season in its first road game despite dropping to 9-6 and 1-1 in Big 12 Conference play.
January 11, 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