Record: 23-10 overall, 11-7 in SEC
Seed: 9-seed in Midwest Region
Coach: Frank Haith, second season, second NCAA tournament appearance
Last NCAA appearance: Lost to 15-seed Norfolk State in first round (2012)
Notable wins: Florida, VCU, Illinois, Ole Miss
Its been an erratic season for the Tigers veteran point guard, Phil Pressey, the SEC preseason Player Of the Year, who was asked to take over a team filled with recruits and Division I transfers. Pressey led the conference in assists at 6.7 per game but he also averaged 6.4 turnovers against ranked opponents and he saw his field goal (38.7) and three-point (36.1) percentages drop from last season (42.8 and 38.7, respectively). But as goes Pressey, so goes the Tigers. If he can improve his shot selection, he has the ability to get Missouri past the second round for the first time since 2009.
The 6-foot-9, 255-pound Alex Oriakhi is averaging 11.1 points per game, ranks as the Tigers top rebounder (8.6 ...