Fuller (Wake Forest ‘00); 4-0 overall (3rd season at Mizzou)
IUPUI: Todd Howard
(Louisville ‘93) 21-48 overall; Same at IUPUI (3rd season)
Mizzou Basketball has a quick turnaround on Monday as the Tigers face
IUPUI in the second
game of the 2013 Las Vegas Invitational ... Following Monday's game, the
Tigers will depart Columbia for two games at the Orleans Arena in Las
Vegas ... Missouri will face Northwestern on Thanksgiving Night on ESPNU
and then will face Nevada on Friday on ESPN3.com.
Monday's game is the first meeting in series history between Mizzou and
IUPUI ... The Jaguars
are coming off a 63-61 last-second loss at Northwestern ... Ian Chiles
scored 19 point and the Jaguars shot 51 percent for the game in the
Missouri will be looking for a 5-0 start for the first time since the
2011-12 season ...
The Tigers have been 5-0 twice in the last three years (2010-11 and
2011-12) and are coming off a 72-63 win against Gardner-Webb ... Johnathan Williams III
led Missouri with 17 rebounds and Earnest Ross scored a season-high 17 points ... Nine Tigers scored in the
victory and Missouri's "Big Three" of Ross, Jabari Brown and Jordan
Clarkson combined for 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Mizzou bounced back from a rough shooting first half against
Gardner-Webb to shoot 55 percent
in the second half and build a 20-point advantage in the final minutes
...The Tigers hit just 2-of-14 shots from three-point range, but scored
46 points in the paint and grabbed 46 rebounds to fuel the victory.
Missouri owns a 21-game homecourt winning streak at Mizzou Arena dating
back to the final
home game of the 2011-12 campaign ... That winning streak ranks No. 2
nationally ... Belmont's 22-game winning streak is currently the longest
home streak in America ... The 21 consecutive home wins by the Tigers
is tied for the sixth-longest streak in school
history and is the longest since the team won 32 consecutive home games
from 2007-2010 ... A win on Monday would produce a tie for the fifth
longest home streak in school history and equal Belmont for the longest
home court streak in the country ... The Bruins
should extend that streak on Tuesday vs. Brescia (NAIA) before hosting
VCU on Dec. 1.
> Mizzou has been very good at home under Head Coach Frank
Haith's teams ... The Tigers are 36-1 at Mizzou Arena since 2011-12 and were a perfect 17-0 at home last season.
> Mizzou boasts a 140-21 (.870) record at home since the building opened in 2004-05 ... The
Tigers are also 87-4 at home since 2008-09, amounting to an incredible .955 winning percentage.
Non-conference opponents have not enjoyed their stops in Columbia, Mo.,
over the last few seasons and the
Tigers have raced to an incredible 76 consecutive wins at home vs.
non-league opposition since the end of the 2005-06 campaign ...
Missouri's last non-conference loss at home came vs. Sam Houston State
in the 2005 Preseason NIT, but since then, Missouri has
gone nearly eight full seasons without a loss.
Mizzou Basketball Cliffs...
Mizzou Basketball returns to action on Monday night as the Tigers face
IUPUI in the final
preliminary-round game of the 2013 Las Vegas Invitational ... Missouri's
first game of the event came on Nov. 23 with a 72-63 win over
> Missouri will depart Tuesday afternoon to Las Vegas for games on Thursday and Friday at
the Orleans Arena ... The Tigers will meet Northwestern on Thursday night and Nevada on Friday.
> Mizzou is one of four remaining unbeaten teams in the Southeastern Conference ... The Tigers
are joined by Texas A&M (5-0), Arkansas (3-0) and Ole Miss (3-0).
> Monday's game is the final for Tim
Fuller as interim head coach ... Fuller has Mizzou 4-0 for the fourth consecutive season ... Head Coach Frank
Haith will return for Missouri after Monday's game.
> Mizzou continues to feast in the month of November over the last few seasons ... The Tigers
are 15-1 in November since 2011 and are 42-6 in November since 2006.
Mizzou will look to continue its homecourt domination vs. non-league
foes against IUPUI
... Overall Missouri has won 76 consecutive home games vs. non-league
opposition since the end of the 2005-06 campaign ... In fact Mizzou has
won 49-of-52 regular season non-league games (regardless of site) since
Dec. 12, 2009, dating back to a road loss at
> In Monday's contest the Tigers will look to extend their 21-game home court winning streak
at Mizzou Arena ... Missouri has not lost at home since the 2011-12 season and Frank Haith is 36-1 on his
home court, including this current stretch with Tim Fuller serving as interim.
Missouri is coming off a 72-63 win over Gardner-Webb and the Tigers
continue to do an outstanding
job on the glass ... Mizzou out-rebounded the Runnin' Bulldogs 46-29 and
used 17 offensive board to produce 18 second-chance points, a season
high ... Freshman Johnathan Williams, III
grabbed eight of those offensive boards and finished with a career high 17 rebounds.
> Monday's game will be the final home game of November ... The Tigers return to Mizzou Arena
for an exciting two-game stretch vs. West Virginia (Dec. 5) and UCLA (Dec. 7) ... Both games will be nationally televised.
> Missouri is being led in scoring by the dynamic junior tandem of Jabari
Brown (18.0 ppg) and Jordan Clarkson (18.0)
... The duo is combining for 36.0 points per game, third in the Southeastern Conference to the LSU tandem of Johnny O'Bryant
(18.3) and Andre Stringer (18.3) and the Auburn pair of Chris
Denson (21.8) and KT Harrell (18.3).
> Missouri is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA
Today Coaches Top 25 polls ... The Tigers are ranked No. 39 by the Coaches and No. 38 by the media.
> Jordan Clarkson
recorded the first 30-point game of the SEC season on Nov. 12 and logged
the 26th 30-point game during Missouri's SEC / Big 12 eras ... Clarkson
needed just 18 shots to reach 31 points (12-of-18 FGs), and is one of
just two Tigers during the two eras to have
30+ points, 5+ assists and zero turnovers ... Clarence Gilbert had a ridiculous 43 points, nine assists and
zero turnovers vs. Iowa State in a four overtime win on Jan. 13, 2001.
> Head Coach Frank
Haith enters his third season at Missouri and will look to lead the Tigers to their third consecutive 20-win campaign ... Only Norm
Stewart, Quin Snyder and Mike
enjoyed three 20-win seasons at Mizzou ... Stewart of course led the
way with 17 20-win campaigns ... Snyder and Anderson each had three ...
Haith will resume his coaching
duties Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern at the Las Vegas Invitational.
> Missouri has won at historic levels over the last five seasons ... In fact the Tigers have
won 23+ games each of the last five seasons.
> The five consecutive 20-win seasons is a school record and Missouri's five consecutive
trips to the NCAA Tournament is the longest active streak in the Southeastern Conference.
Mizzou Arena has been the site of two undefeated home seasons in its
history ... Missouri
was 18-0 in 2008-09 and was 17-0 at home last season ... Hearnes Center,
the former home of Missouri Basketball, was the site of five undefeated
home campaigns (1974-75, 1980-81, 1988-89, 1989-90 and 1993-94).
> Missouri has been incredible at home in non-conference games the last six years ... Overall
the Tigers have won 76 consecutive non-league games at Mizzou Arena and are 87-4 at home (all games) since 2008-09.
> Since 2006-07 (69-0) the club's margin of victory has been 26.3 points in those non-league
> Mizzou will have two transfers sitting out this season ... Zach
Price transferred from Louisville, where the 6-foot-10 forward was a member of the Cardinals' NCAA National Championship team ... Deuce
Bello transferred from Baylor ... Both will be classified as redshirt juniors next season.
Mizzou will be on national television a school-record 20 times this
season ... That number
has grown each of Mizzou's two years in the SEC ... The Tigers were on
national TV 18 times last season, which was also a school record.
> Mizzou was picked fifth in the Southeastern Conference's preseason media poll ... Kentucky
was the projected league champion.
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