COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Expectations keep going up at Missouri and you won't hear coach Mike Anderson complaining about it.
The Tigers are ranked in the preseason for the first time since 2003-04, return four of the top five scorers and have a highly regarded recruiting class heading into Anderson's fifth season as coach. He's aiming for a third straight NCAA tournament appearance, rebuilding the reputation for a school that was shut out five straight years before his arrival.
Forwards Kim English, Justin Safford and Laurence Bowers are back, along with guards Marcus Denmon and Michael Dixon from a team that went to the second round of the NCAA tournament and begins this season at No. 15.
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