There's Room for Basketball

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Tuesday, October 09 2007 Oct 9, 2007 Tuesday, October 09, 2007 12:32:49 AM CDT October 09, 2007 in Tiger Talk

The last time Missouri basketball played a game, they got blown out by Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament and missed out on any postseason play.

"It was a bad ending. It wasn't the way we wanted to go out," said senior basketball player Stefhon Hannah.

And problems continued in the off season. In July, Demarre Carroll escaped serious injury when someone shot him in the foot.

"It's just something you don't ever want to hear. You don't ever want to get one of those calls. You're just thankful that he was covered. He was covered somehow," said coach Anderson.

"I got a phone call and it was like he got shot. We tried to rush to the hospital, but the coaches told us not to come. It was just scary," remembered Hannah.

Carroll recovered, but center Kalen Grimes is no longer with the team. He got kicked off the squad when St. Louis prosecutors charged him with assault.

"It was messed up how it went down, but you can't dwell on it. We just have to move forward. We got some other pieces that's gonna help us," said Hannah.

"We had some things that took place in the summer that I'm not proud of, but we dealt with them and moved forward and that's the slogan of our team. Fast forward," said Anderson.

Fast and forward, it's the Missouri way with coach Anderson in charge.

"An important guy that is important for them to step up is a guy like J.T. Tiller. A guy like Leo Lyons even when you talk about a guy like Volkus. He's going to have to step up," said Anderson.

Stefhon Hannah returns as the newcomer of the year in the Big 12. He's one of five in senior class.

"I expect some other things to take place for him. I don't think he took care of the ball well enough. So that's something he has to really focus on," said Anderson.

"Once something didn't happen the way I wanted it to happen. I felt like I had to do it myself. Now I got 10 players on my team that want to win just as bad as me," said Hannah.

Winning is something the Tigers tasted 18 times last season, but coach Anderson wants more in his second season.

"I want this team to progress and get better each and every stage of the season and we're playing some of our best basketball right there in late February. I just want a team that is going to compete, play together, play to win and that will give themselves a chance to win," said Anderson.

Mizzou Madness is Friday at nine o'clock at Mizzou Arena.

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - Officials confirmed there was a hunting incident Saturday night. Boone County sheriff's deputies and several medical... More >>
11 hours ago Saturday, November 16 2019 Nov 16, 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:43:00 PM CST November 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - One person has been detained following a police chase that ended at the Taco Bell on Providence Road... More >>
12 hours ago Saturday, November 16 2019 Nov 16, 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:11:00 PM CST November 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Police arrested one person after a report of shots fired on Quail Drive Saturday afternoon. Earl Tramail... More >>
13 hours ago Saturday, November 16 2019 Nov 16, 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:41:00 PM CST November 16, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Deputies were dispatched to the Midway Travel Plaza on Saturday for a reported bomb threat, but they... More >>
17 hours ago Saturday, November 16 2019 Nov 16, 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:24:00 PM CST November 16, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight codefendants have had additional charges filed against them... More >>
21 hours ago Saturday, November 16 2019 Nov 16, 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:51:00 AM CST November 16, 2019 in News
CALIFORNIA - There have been three water boil advisories in the past week for about 50 people in the Hickory... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 6:57:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged a man Friday with child sex crimes which court documents said happened in 2018 and 2019.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 4:05:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in News
MOBERLY – Moberly City Council approved a $4.6 million bid to replace all of the water meters in the city.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 3:28:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Organizers from ECHO Autism's summit are pushing for more resources for people with autism in rural Missouri. Many... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 2:14:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Housing Authority is looking for ways to give new life to four historical homes. Executive... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 2:14:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA- The Columbia Police Department asked hunters and rural landowners for help in locating evidence related to missing person Mengqi... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 1:44:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police have located a 4- or 5-year old girl who was seen running around alone in a south... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 1:13:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in News
MARIES COUNTY- Deputies are looking for a man after he allegedly crashed a stolen car, then ran away Friday morning.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 12:28:00 PM CST November 15, 2019 in Top Stories
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Conversion therapy for LGBTQ young people will not be allowed in Kansas City. The... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 9:40:00 AM CST November 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - One man is dead of a self inflicted gun shot while one woman sustained a non-life threatening gunshot... More >>
1 day ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 8:55:00 AM CST November 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The new MU Plant Growth Research Facility is set to open Friday. The building cost just more... More >>
2 days ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 3:23:00 AM CST November 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia and Boone County are announcing the Boone County Counts Partnership on Friday. This partnership... More >>
2 days ago Friday, November 15 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019 3:18:00 AM CST November 15, 2019 in News
GILLAM - Jay Minor is continuing to fight for his son, Jayke Minor, and other families after Governor Parson vetoed... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, November 14 2019 Nov 14, 2019 Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:07:00 PM CST November 14, 2019 in Target 8
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 39°
6am 34°
7am 35°
8am 37°
9am 40°