Alex Oriakhi (photo. Stephen Slade/UConn)
*Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Missouri. Read More »
Missouri faced off against the national team of Netherlands on Saturday during a game of their exhibition tour, with Missouri easily outmatching the European squad by 25 points at halftime. The Dutch were understandably pissed, and started to take out their frustration on Mizzou with elbows, verbal exchanges and like. Except, unlike NBA refs who have quick trigger fingers and rarely let things get out of hand, these refs just couldn’t handle the mayhem. Missouri head coach Frank Haith had just been ejected for berating officials over a non-call on an elbow to forward Stefan Jankovic‘s head, so he decided to pull the plug. He and his players left the court, abandoning the game entirely. Read More »
Kim English (photo. Mizzou Athletics)
When most basketball players think of ways to improve their game, their thoughts center on what they can do physically. Some players need to work on ballhandling or put more shots up. Some need to improve their strength and agility. All these things involve being in the gym. But one area of the game many players neglect is the mental part.
Improving in this area involves watching film to evaluate your own game, studying other players, scouting, and learning what makes them effective. Nobody in college basketball takes advantage of film study quite like former Missouri guard Kim English. Read More »
Jabari Brown (photo. Eric Evans)
A year after announcing on ESPNU as an Oakland High School senior that he would play college basketball at Oregon, heralded guard Jabari Brown appears to have chosen his next destination in a quieter fashion Monday.
Brown, in a report by ESPN’s Diamond Leung, says he has committed to play for Frank Haith and Missouri. His mother confirmed her son’s decision. Read More »
Rewind to three years ago, when it looked like it might be all over for Denis Clemente. After two suspensions for violations of team rules, including one beginning midseason that lasted until year’s end, Miami Hurricanes head coach Frank Haith dismissed the talented sophomore point guard from his squad. Faced with a mandatory transfer redshirt year, Clemente made the move to Manhattan, Kansas to rejuvenate his career as a Wildcat. Now, with two All-Big 12 selections and one prestigious All-American award to his name, one thing is clear: a lot can change in three years. Read More »