MU Basketball Squeaks By with a Win

1 decade 3 years 11 months ago Sunday, December 11 2005 Dec 11, 2005 Sunday, December 11, 2005 8:55:52 PM CST December 11, 2005 in Tiger Talk

But there was a chance to get back in the win column Saturday afternoon for Missouri basketball as they played host to Texas A&M Corpus Christi at the Mizzou Arena. The Tigers were able to even their record at 3-and-3 on the year.

As the saying goes, "a win is a win."

Even considering Missouri's early struggles this season against Sam Houston State and Davidson, Missouri fans might not have thought it would take a Jimmy McKinney tip in with seven seconds remaining for the Tigers to beat Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

But after the game, the mood was positive.

"No one thought it was going to be a breeze," said Coach Quin Snyder. "This is the top independent team in the country. And I was really happy with how we won, particularly that last possession to have our guys just smothering the offensive glass."

"I think people expect us to win bigger than what we did, but I'm just happy with a win," said Missouri Forward Marshall Brown.

All wins, however, are not equal. The Tigers know they'll need to improve to win games in the future.

"It's a lot of things we need to get better at in order to be successful when Big XII starts," said Missouri Forward Thomas Gardner.

Missouri opens Big XII play January 7 against Oklahoma State, but will need that improvement to be ready on December 21 when it takes on number 11 Illinois.

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