Jabari Brown and Mizzou host IUPUI on Monday.
Nov. 24, 2013
Missouri Tigers vs. IUPUI Jaguars
Date: Nov. 25, 2013
Tip-Off: 7 p.m.
Arena: Mizzou Arena (15,061)
TV: Mizzou Sports Network (Chris Gervino and Jon Sundvold) | Watch
Radio: Tiger Radio Network (Mike Kelly and Gary Link)
Rankings: Missouri - RV / RV - Associated Press / USA Today Coaches' Poll
IUPUI - None
Series: First Meeting
Missouri: Tim 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 tough loss.
> 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 Gardner-Webb.
> 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 Oral Roberts.
> 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 Anderson have 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 home tilts.
> 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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