Missouri coach Frank Haith has talked a lot in the last few weeks about trust as it relates to juniors Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson.

He has continually encouraged Brown and Clarkson to maintain faith in their teammates and trust them to make plays rather than trying to do too much themselves.

After a stirring 57-56 comeback win against Texas A&M on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena, Haith launched into an unsolicited and impassioned discussion about one player he trusts at crunch time — sophomore Ryan Rosburg.

“I want people to understand, Ryan will always play, because I trust him to make solid plays and do what we want him to do,” Haith said.

That response came on the heels of a question about freshman Torren Jones and the spark he provided during the second half after sitting out the opening 20 minutes for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Jones is an incredible athlete and has a bright future, but he also doesn’t have as much as experience as Rosburg and is prone to getting lost on defense.

So, when the game’s on the line, Haith feels more comfortable with Rosburg on the floor.