Pressey Struggles Against Arkansas

3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago February 17, 2013 Feb 17, 2013 Sunday, February 17 2013 Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:39:00 PM CST in Tiger Talk
By: Mihir Bhagat

COLUMBIA- Mike Anderson recruited Phil Pressey at Missouri but he never gave an offer to BJ Young. Now Young's with Anderson at Arkansas. On Saturday's game, Young outplayed Pressey on his way to a win.

Pressey finished with just 2 assists - tying his season low. Arkansas defended Pressey in the paint. Pressey started with open space but as he starts to drive, the defense slides over. Three white jerseys are right there to force a turnover.

"Phil Pressey is an amazing guard so that's what we focused on. And if we cut the head off, it's going to be hard for them to do anything so that's what we focused on doing," said Marshawn Powell, who led Arkansas with 24 points.

Arkansas also held Pressey to just 9 points on 2-9 shooting. Pressey could dump it off to Bowers or swing it out to Jabari Brown, instead he forces the shot.

BJ Young did the exact opposite. When Young was trapped inside, he kicked it out for the open three. Young finished 5 assists along with 18 points and 5 boards.

"I thought he stepped up and showcased the player he can be. And that he's capable of being," Mike Anderson said.

Laurence Bowers, the only other current Tiger to play for Mike Anderson, struggled too.

When Bowers had three defenders in the paint and two open players on the perimter, he decided to take the shot. He went 1 for 10 from the field - the worst shooting percentage since his Freshman year.

"I could see with Phil and Laurence that, I thought, you could see the emotions maybe kind of hit them a little bit," Anderson said.

Late in the game, Pressey turned the ball over twice while BJ Young came up clutch - scoring 7 points in the final 29 seconds.

"I mean that 30 seconds is just sitting back and watching my man do what he do best," Powell said.

"It was just one of the craziest I ever played in, if not the craziest game. I still can't believe what happened at the end," BJ Young said.

Anderson makes his return to Columbia in two weeks for the first time since he left. It'll be interesting to see how the team responds but even more interesting to see how the fans respond.  

More News

Grid
List
HILLSBORO (AP) — A citation has been issued for a suspect who shot and skinned a black bear in eastern... More >>
3 minutes ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:45:31 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $2 million grant to study cattle genetics. The Columbia... More >>
36 minutes ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:12:18 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parents, students and graduates of a St. Louis-area school district are making the case for shedding... More >>
1 hour ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 12:06:23 PM CDT in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City police said a man was arrested Friday after punching an officer and running away. ... More >>
2 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 11:47:00 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Ethics Commission will investigate whether state Sen. Kurt Schaefer pressured the University of Missouri... More >>
2 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 11:06:00 AM CDT in Continuous News
CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis County judge has ruled that the county cannot require police departments in 57 cities... More >>
2 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 10:58:57 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department staged an animal rescue late Thursday night after a therapy dog was found trapped... More >>
2 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 10:49:00 AM CDT in News
CENTRALIA — Centralia police wrapped up a two-week investigation Friday in which 10 people were arrested on drug-related charges. ... More >>
3 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 10:22:00 AM CDT in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Southeast Missouri State University's new president says colleges and universities need to remove obstacles in the... More >>
4 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 9:19:47 AM CDT in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A 25-year-old man is dead and a 14-year-old boy injured after a shooting in north St. Louis... More >>
4 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 9:14:48 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A person suspected of robbing a St. Louis County bank has been arrested after leading police... More >>
12 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:15:06 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - More than 180 local businesses are making contributions to public school students in Columbia, from teaching classes to... More >>
12 hours ago May 06, 2016 May 6, 2016 Friday, May 06 2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 1:08:00 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - For years, the Missouri Department of Transportation has said it doesn't have enough money. Now, the department... More >>
16 hours ago May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:32:00 PM CDT in News
MEXICO - Officials arrested two people Thursday after finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia while searching a Mexico home. ... More >>
18 hours ago May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 7:11:00 PM CDT in Sports
COLUMBIA – Columbia sewers are getting an upgrade in May as the utilities department finalizes the design plans for the... More >>
18 hours ago May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:59:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill with a number of provisions aimed at expanding access... More >>
19 hours ago May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:48:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A measure aimed at helping ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft expand in Missouri... More >>
20 hours ago May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 5:20:33 PM CDT in News
HAMILTON (AP) — A grain-handling operation is being planned in Caldwell County. The project is a joint venture... More >>
20 hours ago May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 5:09:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 75°
2pm 79°
3pm 80°
4pm 80°
5pm 80°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

1:00p
Days of Our Lives
2:00p
The Meredith Vieira Show
3:00p
The Dr. Oz Show
1:00p
Maury
2:00p
Rules of Engagement
2:30p
Rules of Engagement

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Adele Live in New York City
8:30p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Vampire Diaries
8:00p
The Originals
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld