The Tigers (4-2) are 33-0 against non-conference teams under coach Mike Anderson. After losing two games in a row to Richmond and Vanderbilt Missouri looks to rebound at home. Most of the players have never lost two games in a row before in their college careers since last season the longest Tiger losing streak was 1 game. The Ducks (4-2) are coming off an 89-66 home win over Montana State. Missouri holds a 3-0 series advantage over Oregon although the teams have not played each other since 1992. The Tigers will look to win the turnover battle, averaging 22.4 turnovers a game and scoring an average of 28.3 points per game off those turnovers.
Starters for Mizzou: Keith Ramsey, Justin Safford, Kim English, Zaire Taylor and J.T. Tiller
4:05 p.m.: Tip-off a few minutes late but Oregon starts with the ball and misses their first shot. Zaire Taylor takes it the other way and sinks a 3-pointer for the Tigers.
4:07: J.T. Tiller gets fouled while making a layup and makes the free throw to give Mizzou the early 6-0 lead. The crowd gets into the game right away with the student section shaking the stands with excitement
4:09: Michael Dunigan scores first for the Ducks with 17 to play in the first half, Mizzou leads 6-2
4:13: First timeout with 15:58 left to play in the first half