2007–08 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team

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2007–08 Missouri Tigers men's basketball
Missouri Tigers Block M.png
Conference Big 12 North
2007–08 record 16–16 (6–10 Big 12)
Head coach Mike Anderson
Assistant coach Melvin Watkins
Assistant coach Matt Zimmerman
Assistant coach T.J. Cleveland
Home arena Mizzou Arena
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 Big 12 Men's Basketball Standings
  Conf Overall
Team (Rank) W L PCT W L PCT
Kansas (#4) † 13 3 .813 37 3 .925
Texas (#7) 13 3 .813 31 7 .816
Kansas State 10 6 .625 21 12 .636
Oklahoma 9 7 .563 23 12 .657
Baylor 9 7 .563 21 11 .656
Texas A&M 8 8 .500 25 11 .694
Nebraska 7 9 .438 20 13 .606
Texas Tech 7 9 .438 16 15 .516
Oklahoma State 7 9 .438 17 16 .515
Missouri 6 10 .375 16 16 .500
Iowa State 4 12 .250 14 18 .438
Colorado 3 13 .188 12 20 .375
† Big 12 Tournament winner

The 2007–08 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of Missouri in the 2007-08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Head Coach was Mike Anderson, who was in his 2nd year. The team played its home games in the Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO.

Pre-Season[edit]

With Missouri returning four starters and eleven scholarship players from a team that surprised many by winning 18 games in head coach Mike Anderson's first year with the team, expectations were running high for the Tigers in 2007. Among the returners was the 2007 Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year Stefhon Hannah. In addition, the Tigers welcomed newcomer DeMarre Carroll as a transfer from Vanderbilt. Carroll was named the Big 12's Preseason Newcomer of the Year. With all of this in mind, the Big 12 coaches selected Missouri fifth in the Big 12 preseason poll.[1]

The Tigers played two preseason games in 2007. The first was against the University of Missouri–St. Louis, winning this game 78–51. The second of their two preseason games was against Missouri Western State University. They won this game by a score of 113–55.

Recruiting[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Preseason
November 3, 2007
3:06 pm
Missouri-St. Louis W 78–51 
Mizzou Arena
Columbia, MO
November 8, 2007
7:00 pm
Missouri Western W 113–55 
Mizzou Arena
Columbia, MO
Regular season
November 12, 2007*
7:06 pm
Central Michigan
CBE Classic 1st Round
W 87–76  1–0 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (5,042)
Columbia, MO
November 13, 2007*
7:06 pm
Fordham
CBE Classic 2nd Round
W 79–55  2–0 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (5,076)
Columbia, MO
November 16, 2007*
7:06 pm
Southern W 95–50  3–0 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (5,287)
Columbia, MO
November 19, 2007*
8:20 pm
vs. #10 Michigan State
CBE Classic Semi-Finals
L 83–86  3–1 (0–0)
Sprint Center (18,022)
Kansas City, Missouri
November 20, 2007*
6:47 pm
vs. Maryland
CBE Classic Consolation Game
W 84–70  4–1 (0–0)
Sprint Center (16,737)
Kansas City, Missouri
November 25, 2007*
1:06 pm
Western Illinois W 91–52  5–1 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (4,665)
Columbia, MO
November 28, 2007*
7:05 pm
at Arkansas L 91–94  5–2 (0–0)
Bud Walton Arena (18,621)
Fayetteville, AR
December 1, 2007*
8:00 pm, FSN
at California L 72–86  5–3 (0–0)
Haas Pavilion (7,115)
Berkeley, CA
December 8, 2007*
3:05 pm, ESPN2
Purdue W 73–63  6–3 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (7,699)
Columbia, MO
December 15, 2007*
7:05 pm
McNeese State W 81–44  7–3 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (4,144)
Columbia, MO
December 17, 2007*
7:05 pm
North Carolina A&T W 94–66  8–3 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (5,047)
Columbia, MO
December 22, 2007*
7:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Illinois
Busch Braggin’ Rights Game
L 58–59  8–4 (0–0)
Scottrade Center (21,941)
St. Louis, MO
December 27, 2007*
7:06 pm
Coppin St. W 72–38  9–4 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (6,565)
Columbia, MO
December 29, 2007*
12:30 pm
at Mississippi St. L 75–87  9–5 (0–0)
Humphrey Coliseum (8,249)
Starkville, MS
January 8, 2008*
7:06 pm
Missouri–Kansas City W 96–76  10–5 (0–0)
Mizzou Arena (5.656)
Columbia, MO
January 12, 2008
12:47 pm, ESPN+
#12 Texas W 97–84  11–5
(1–0)
Mizzou Arena (13,085)
Columbia, MO
January 16, 2008
7:00 pm
at Iowa State L 67–72  11–6
(1–1)
Hilton Coliseum (12,503)
Ames, IA
January 19, 2008
7:02 pm, ESPNU
#3 Kansas L 70–76  11–7
(1–2)
Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Columbia, MO
January 23, 2008
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Texas Tech L 84–92  11–8
(1–3)
United Spirit Arena (7,317)
Lubbock, TX
January 26, 2008
2:01 pm, ESPN+
at Colorado W 66–62  12–8
(2–3)
Coors Events Center (5,257)
Boulder, CO
January 30, 2008
7:05 pm
Nebraska L 62–66  12–9
(2–4)
Mizzou Arena (8,660)
Columbia, MO
February 2, 2008
12:47 pm, ESPN+
#22 Kansas State W 77–74  13–9
(3–4)
Mizzou Arena (12,229)
Columbia, MO
February 4, 2008
8:05 pm, ESPN
at #4 Kansas L 71–90  13–10
(3–5)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
February 9, 2008
12:47 pm, ESPN+
#18 Texas A&M L 69–77  13–11
(3–6)
Mizzou Arena (12,742)
Columbia, MO
February 13, 2008
7:05 pm
at Nebraska W 86–78  14–11
(4–6)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (10,108)
Lincoln, NE
February 16, 2008
5:05 pm, ESPN+
at #18 Kansas State L 63–100  14–12
(4–7)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
February 23, 2008
7:06 pm
Colorado W 60–53  15–12
(5–7)
Mizzou Arena (10,686)
Columbia, MO
February 26, 2008
8:05 pm, ESPNU
Oklahoma State L 73–75  15–13
(5–8)
Mizzou Arena (7,692)
Columbia, MO
March 1, 2008
3:00 pm, ESPN+
at Baylor L 89–100  15–14
(5–9)
Ferrell Center (8,220)
Waco, Texas
March 5, 2008
7:05 pm, ESPN+
Iowa State W 81–75  16–14
(6–9)
Mizzou Arena (7,691)
Columbia, MO
March 8, 2008
2:30 pm, ABC
at Oklahoma L 66–75  16–15
(6–10)
Lloyd Noble Center (12,305)
Norman, OK
Postseason
March 13, 2008
6:07 pm, ESPN
vs. Nebraska
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament
L 56–61  16–16
(6–10)
Sprint Center (18,758)
Kansas City, Missouri
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
DeMarre Carroll 1 Forward 6–8 225 JR Birmingham, Alabama
Keon Lawrence 2 Guard 6–2 175 SO Newark, New Jersey
Stefhon Hannah 3 Guard 6–1 175 SR Chicago, Illinois
J.T. Tiller 4 Guard 6–3 187 SO Marietta, Georgia
Leo Lyons 5 Forward 6–9 240 JR Kansas City, Kansas
Nick Berardini 10 Guard 6–1 190 SR Lake Forest, Illinois
Jason Horton 12 Guard 6–2 190 SR Dallas, Texas
Michael Anderson Jr. 13 Guard 5–11 180 SR Birmingham, Alabama
Marshall Brown 15 Forward 6–6 220 SR Austin, Texas
Justin Safford 23 Forward 6–8 225 FR Bloomington, Illinois
Vaidotas Volkus 32 Forward 6–8 220 SR Panevėžys, Lithuania
Matt Lawrence 33 Guard 6–7 203 JR Wildwood, Missouri
Darryl Butterfield 35 Center 6–7 225 SR Miami, Florida

Final Season statistics[edit]

Player GP-GS Min/G FG% 3PT% FT% R/G A/G STL BLK PTS/G
Stefhon Hannah 20–19 28.1 .430 .385 .758 3.0 5.3 38 2 14.7
Leo Lyons 31–21 22.1 .583 .077 .640 5.7 1.7 22 21 13.1
DeMarre Carroll 32–30 25.3 .536 .176 .612 6.7 1.3 36 21 13.0
Keon Lawrence 32–20 29.2 .433 .349 .758 3.3 2.4 29 16 11.0
Matt Lawrence 32–31 26.1 .369 .348 .913 2.9 0.9 25 5 8.8
J.T. Tiller 32–12 19.7 .441 .267 .788 2.3 1.8 26 8 6.8
Marshall Brown 31–3 13.1 .409 .386 .625 1.9 0.9 14 9 4.5
Darryl Butterfield 30–1 14.2 .402 .308 .611 2.0 0.6 19 1 4.0
Jason Horton 29–13 23.0 .357 .216 .786 1.9 3.2 35 0 3.8
Justin Safford 24–0 8.9 .400 .368 .538 2.2 0.6 8 8 2.3
Vaidotas Volkus 28–10 8.0 .442 .000 .778 1.6 0.2 3 6 3.1
Nick Berardini 8–0 1.5 .600 .600 .000 0.3 0.3 1 0 1.1
Michael Anderson, Jr. 16–0 4.6 .286 .200 .000 0.1 0.4 3 0 0.3
  • starters in bold (Determined as five players with most starts)

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