(AP) -- Back in action for the first time since suffering its second defeat, Missouri hopes to build some momentum before beginning its conference schedule.
However, another difficult test may await the Tigers when they take on a Bucknell team that's tied for the second-most wins in the nation.
The No. 12 Tigers will try to continue their home dominance Saturday when they face the Bison in their final tuneup before opening SEC play for the first time.
Missouri, winner of 74 of its last 78 home games, has taken 72 in a row versus nonconference opponents at home. The Tigers (10-2), though, are looking to bounce back from a 97-94 overtime defeat at UCLA on Dec. 28, and their SEC opener against Alabama looms Tuesday.
"I think (the loss) is something we'll use not only in practice this week, but as we move forward heading into league play," coach Frank Haith said.
Phil Pressey will try to build on one of the best performances in school history, a 19-point, 19-assist effort against t...