Mizzou Basketball hits the road for the fourth time this season as the Tigers travel to Baton Rouge, La., to face a very talented LSU squad. Missouri is looking for its third road win of 2013-14 … The Tigers had just two road wins all of last year and will be looking for its first win in the Pete Maravich Center.
Mizzou and LSU are near-deadlocked as the top two field goal percentage defensive teams in the league this season … Missouri is allowing its opponents to shoot just 38.4 percent from the floor and LSU is allowing just a 38.5 percent success rate … Mizzou also ranks No. 2 in the SEC in three-point defense (29.1).
Mizzou continues to be one of the top free throw shooting teams in the SEC, both by volume and percentage of makes … Missouri leads the SEC with 72.3 percent shooting from the foul stripe and Mizzou’s 19.8 free throw makes per game ranks No. 2 behind Kentucky (22.3) and ranks No. 27 nationally.
Missouri has had at least one player score 20 or more points in 13-of-17 games this season …Jabari Brown is coming off consecutive 20-point efforts vs. Vanderbilt and Alabama, the first time he has dropped in 20 points in consecutive games … Brown has topped 20 points 12 times in his career and Mizzou is 11-1 in those contests.
Missouri has faced two of the nation’s top scoring teams, West Virginia and UCLA and held the two clubs a combined 35 points below their scoring norms … Mizzou also held Western Michigan 10.6 points below its season scoring average, Illinois 6.5 points below its norm, N.C. State 13.0 points below its average and Long Beach State 8.3 points below its average.
Missouri has been one of the leagues better rebounding teams as well, ranking No. 3 in the SEC with a +7.8 rebounding margin … The Tigers average 27.9 defensive boards per game, tops in the SEC.
Next weekend on Jan. 25 vs. South Carolina Mizzou Basketball will host a Whiteout at Mizzou Arena in support of Coaches vs. Cancer … Fans are encouraged to wear white to the game … Coaches vs. Cancer was of course co-founded by Norm Stewart.
Press Release Prepared By MUTigers.com