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  • Mizzou adds Chicago point guard, continues to pursue Ramey

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri has officially made a much-needed addition to its backcourt. Chicago point guard Xavier Pinson, committed to the Tigers since February, signed his national letter of intent Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA’s spring signing period. The three-star point guard from Simeon Career..." April 12

  • Ole Miss hires Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis to replace Andy Kennedy

    CBS Sports "Kermit Davis -- who has won 81 games (and counting) the past three seasons at Middle Tennessee -- has reached an agreement to succeed Andy Kennedy as Ole Miss' men's basketball coach, the school announced early Thursday. Davis, a Mississippi State alumnus, will continue to coach Middle..." March 15

  • Barnett suspended for Mizzou's first NCAA tourney game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri will be without second-leading scorer Jordan Barnett in Friday's NCAA Tournament opener against Florida State, but should the Tigers win, he'll be available for Sunday's second-round game, Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said Sunday. Martin confirmed Barnett is serving a suspension after..." March 12

  • Mizzou's Jordan Barnett arrested for DWI

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri senior guard Jordan Barnett was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by Columbia police around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, MU police major Brian Weimer said. Barnett, the Tigers’ second-leading scorer, was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested at 3:26 a.m. on suspicion..." March 10

  • Michael Porter Jr. will play for Mizzou in SEC Tournament

    Kansas City Star "Michael Porter Jr. is back. The star Mizzou freshman will return to the basketball court Thursday when the Tigers open the SEC Tournament "Yes. He's prepared to play," Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said Wednesday. He said Porter will not start but will play. "We'll play like he's part of..." March 07

  • Former Ohio State coach Thad Matta meets with Ole Miss about coaching vacancy

    SEC Country "Ole Miss officials reportedly spoke with former Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta recently. Matta met with Ole Miss officials on Friday in Oxford, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Per Goodman’s report, Matta “is interested in returning to coaching,” after the former..." March 03

  • Michael Porter Jr. out for Mizzou's regular-season finale; eyes return for SEC tourney

    CBS Sports "Michael Porter Jr. will not play in Missouri's home finale, the school announced Saturday morning. Missouri hosts Arkansas at 6 p.m. ET. Porter has missed all but two minutes of this season after injuring his back in the Tigers' opener in early November. He was recently medically cleared to..." March 03

  • Missouri's Cuonzo Martin: Michael Porter Jr. will play Saturday 'if he feels good'

    CBS Sports "Missouri forward Michael Porter, Jr., who has appeared in just one game this season after going down with a back injury in the Tigers' season-opener vs. Iowa State, appears to be trending towards a return as early as Saturday after being cleared for activities last week. Tigers coach Cuonzo..." March 01

  • Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. cleared for all basketball activities

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Citing an anonymous source, CBSSports college basketball writer and radio personality Jon Rothstein tweeted that Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. "has been fully cleared for all basketball activities." Asked about the report, Missouri team spokesman Patrick Crawford texted, "Coach Martin..." February 22

  • Terrence Phillips no longer part of Mizzou basketball program

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before he set foot on Mizzou’s campus in 2015, Terrence Phillips was greeted as the new leader of the men’s basketball program. His charismatic, engaging personality was seen as a refreshing addition to the team as coach Kim Anderson attempted to remake a roster that was constantly turning over..." February 21

  • Kennedy steps down as Ole Miss coach

    Clarion Ledger "Saturday night figured to be just Andy Kennedy's final game against Mississippi State. It turns out it was Kennedy's final game at Ole Miss period. Kennedy announced he would step down at the end of the season on Monday. A day after the Rebels lost 79-62 to in-state rival Mississippi State,..." February 18

  • If Michael Porter Jr. returns to play for 'free' at Missouri, no one needs your two cents on choice

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Let's start with the fact that none of us is a doctor. Well, I know I’m not a doctor, and I’m fairly certain no doctor would be offering his or her opinion about a medical issue he or she had not personally examined – at least not without having a PR person present them as “available to discuss”..." February 10

  • Porter Jr. on returning to Missouri this season: 'There's a good chance'

    ESPN "Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr., a projected NBA draft lottery pick who has played just two minutes this season because of November back surgery, remains hopeful of playing again in 2017-18 for the Tigers. "There's a good chance," Porter told reporters Friday afternoon. "I think doctors..." February 09

  • Suspended Missouri guard Terrence Phillips reportedly faces new complaints from 4 women

    CBS Sports "The University of Missouri is investigating complaints from at least four women made against suspended basketball player Terrence Phillips, the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday. After news broke this weekend that Phillips was under Title IX investigation, two students came forward to file..." February 01

  • Suspended Missouri guard Phillips being investigated

    SEC Country "On Friday, it was announced that Missouri guard Terrence Phillips was suspended indefinitely. And on Sunday we may have gotten some insight as to why. Missouri has opened a Title IX investigation regarding Phillips, according to a report from Ashley Jost of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The..." January 28

  • Missouri's Blake Harris plans to transfer

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri's shaky point guard situation took a new wayward turn Friday: Freshman Blake Harris is leaving the team. The school announced his decision and Harris later confirmed to the Post-Dispatch he plans to transfer. “It was the best decision for me and my family to leave this program,”..." January 05

  • Mizzou's Porter Jr. says it's 'too early to tell' when he'll return

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Meeting with reporters for the first time since undergoing back surgery in November, Missouri preseason All-American freshman basketball player Michael Porter Jr. urged caution Tuesday about his return to the court. Porter, who hasn’t played since the opening minutes of Mizzou’s Nov. 10 opener,..." January 02

  • Michael Porter Jr. Hints He Could Return From Surgery Sooner Than Expected

    Dime Magazine "Michael Porter Jr. is one of the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft and could potentially go No. 1 overall, but a recent injury might threaten his status as a possible top overall choice. Last Tuesday, the Missouri Tigers announced that their star freshman had to undergo surgery that would..." November 27

  • Kyrie Irving offers some advice for Michael Porter Jr. after his season-ending injury

    CBS Sports "Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, a former No. 1 overall pick, might be more known for his handles and championship these days, but he was once a top college prospect. However, an injury kept his time at Duke very brief before he jumped to the NBA for the draft. A similar story could happen..." November 22

  • Mizzou announces Michael Porter Jr. ‘likely’ out for the season

    SEC Country "Mizzou basketball’s chances at a special season were dealt a major blow on Tuesday. Star freshman Michael Porter Jr. is likely out for the season. The school’s official basketball Twitter account revealed that Porter will undergo surgery on Tuesday and “likely” miss the remainder of the season...." November 21

  • Michael Porter Jr out against Utah

    Fanrag Sports "Missouri Tigers freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. will not play against the Utah Utes on Thursday evening as he continues to nurse an injured hip, according to Gabe DeArmond of Rivals.com. “Mizzou’s Michael Porter Jr. is out for tonight’s game at Utah and did not travel,” said a Missouri team..." November 16

  • Michael Porter Jr. Exits Missouri Debut After 2 Minutes with Hip Injury

    Bleacher Report "Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. suffered a hip injury during Friday's contest against the Iowa State Cyclones. According to Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com, Porter played just two minutes in the first half of the 74-59 win and iced his hip on the bench. If there's one player Missouri..." November 11

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