Head Coach Frank Haith has his program rolling in the classroom as well.
Dec. 20, 2012
Columbia, Mo. - Missouri Basketball has enjoyed a tremendous fall semester in more ways than one. In addition to opening the year 9-1 and ranked No. 12 nationally, Frank Haith's Tigers handled their business in the classroom as well, bettering a 3.0 grade-point average as a team, the highest in more than a decade.
"I'm so proud of our guys and their efforts in the classroom," Head Coach Frank Haith said. "We demand a lot from them throughout the year and they delivered in a big way, which deserves recognition. I also want to acknowledge Tami Chievous and our coaching staff. Both Tami and our coaches work with our guys every day to make sure they are up to date on their coursework, because it's not easy balancing class, practice, travel and competition. This is just a tremendous team accomplishment."
One of those standouts in the classroom is Laurence Bowers who has already graduated from Mizzou and is just one semester shy of finishing his master's degree in Heath Education & Promotion. In addition to nearing the completion of a graduate degree Bowers leads the Tigers on the hardwood averaging 16.3 points per game. He recently surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his Tiger career during Monday's 102-51 win against South Carolina State.
Missouri returns to action on Saturday afternoon vs. Illinois in the annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Game time is slated for 5 p.m. and it will be nationally televised on ESPN2.
For more information on Missouri Basketball please visit our website at mutigers.com.
### MIZZOU ###
Missouri Falls at Vanderbilt, 76-53
Motaque Gill-Caesar led the Tigers with 11 points, but it wasn't enough as Missouri fell to...
Tigers Set to Take Next Trip to Vanderbilt for ...
Mizzou Men's Basketball (7-19, 1-12) heads to Nashville, Tenn., to take on Vanderbilt on Saturday...
Mizzou Falls to No. 18 Arkansas, 84-69
Johnathan Williams III and Tramaine Isabell led the Tigers with 13 points each. The team will...
Mizzou To Participate in 2015 CBE Hall of Fame ...
Mizzou Men's Basketball will join North Carolina, Kansas State and Northwestern for the...
Mizzou Starts Road Swing at Arkansas on Wednesday
Mizzou Men's Basketball (7-18, 1-11) takes to the road for an away SEC game at Arkansas (Feb. 18,...
Tigers Nearly There Against Mississippi State, ...
The Bulldogs escaped Mizzou Arena with a 77-74 result on Saturday, using fouls and the free throw...
Tigers and Mississippi State to Clash on...
Mizzou Men's Basketball (7-17, 1-10) returns home to take on Mississippi State on Saturday, Feb. ...
Mizzou Falls to South Carolina, 65-60
Missouri cut South Carolina's lead to 54-51 with less than three minutes to go when Sindarius...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP