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Ex-Mizzou man Ratliffe finding path to NBA

ST. LOUIS He's waiting for his chance, for that right opportunity to show he belongs, and Ricardo Ratliffe picks up his phone to say he's ready to make it as a professional basketball player. It's Tuesday afternoon, and the former Missouri forward continues to wait. He's speaking from Hampton, Va., his hometown, surrounded by family and familiar sights during a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratliffe looking to prove NBA scouts wrong

Funny thing about Ricardo Ratliffe. The guy shot 69.3 percent from the field as a senior, finished his career at 63.5 percent -- best in Big 12 Conference and Missouri history -- and during one six-game stretch hit an astonishing 87.5 percent of his attempts. And yet the knock against him, as it relates to his NBA Draft prospects, is a perceived inability to shoot. He's working...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Missouri not perfect, but still dominating

KANSAS CITY They didn't beat Texas so much as humor them for 40 minutes, the way a cat humors a mouse before it goes, "the hell with it," and swallows the thing whole. "I'm pretty sure that people that have never played us say, Yeah, they're a small team,' " Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe said with a shrug. "But people who had played...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The Orange Express, Ricardo Ratliffe vs Steve Johnson, and the Final Four

Oregon State had what was arguably their greatest team in 1980-81. Sure, they've had several teams go deeper into the NCAA Tournament, but that team - dubbed the Orange Express - was #1 in the nation for 25 weeks and earned the Beavers their first ever win at UCLA. They finished the regular season 26-1, but were upset in the 2nd round of the Tourney 50-48 by 8-seed Kansas State...
Via Run the Floor
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratliffe chasing NCAA single-season record

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) One game when the shots refused to fall, and now Ricardo Ratliffe is playing catchup against a 31-year-old record. The 6-foot-8 Ratliffe is the lone inside threat for No. 3 Missouri, which has ridden a four-guard attack to surprise elite status under new coach Frank Haith. For most of the season, he's been a can't-miss option. Ratliffe, who takes most...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratliffe chasing NCAA single-season accuracy mark

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer Missouri big man Ricardo Ratliffe is playing catchup against a 31-year-old record. The 6-foot-8 Ratliffe is the lone inside threat for No. 3 Missouri. For most of the season, he's been a can't-miss option and was on pace to break the NCAA single-season field goal percentage record. Oregon...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Steve Johnson is surprised Ricardo Ratliffe is threatening his record

When two friends approached Steve Johnson at the gym Sunday and told him a player at Missouri was on pace to break his 31-year-old single-season field goal percentage record, the former Oregon State star admits he was stunned. For years, Johnson believed his 74.6 percent shooting from his senior season was almost unmatchable in today's college basketball. Then he went home, scoured...
Via The Dagger
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratliffe helps No. 5 Missouri slip past No. 3 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) Ricardo Ratliffe made it sound like just another game for No. 5 Missouri after holding on for a big road victory at No. 3 Baylor.
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratliffe powers Missouri past Baylor

Ricardo Ratliffe scored a career-high 27 points and No. 5 Missouri held on for an 89-88 victory over No. 3 Baylor after a furious late rally by the Bears. Ratliffe had a big, two-handed slam dunk midway through the second half when he scored six points in an 8-0 spurt that put the Tigers (18-1, 5-1 Big 12) up 68-58. Missouri still led by 10 with 3:07 left. Missouri had to hit 10...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Road to perfection still in sight for Mizzou

ST. LOUIS Michael Dixon rattled in the first of two free throws, and Missouri earned its awaited release. Senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe turned his back on the goal and tapped the junior guard's head, the Tigers' first late-game test passed with 2.5 seconds left. The black-and-gold side of the split Scottrade Center crowd roared. Nearby, Illinois coach Bruce Weber looked...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss
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