The Missouri Tigres look for their fourth consecutive Big 12 win on Saturday as they host the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Missouri is off to its best Big 12 start since 2005-06 and with a win will have it’s best start since the Elite Eight year of 2001-02 with a win.
Mizzou is coming off a 97-95 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday and the Tigers have dominted at home, but they’ve done alright on the road as well going 4-3 away from Mizzou Arena this season, a very respectable mark, which includes wins over Oklahoma State and Georgia on the road and a victory against then-No. 19 USC in San Juan, P.R. back in November.
Keith Ramsey is starting to come into his own. Since starting for Lyons who was suspended prior to the CU game, Ramsey is averaging 9.0 points and has hit 11-of-17 shots from the floor, while blocking 1.3 shots a game. He’s blocked at least one shot in nine of his last 11 games and has nine blocks in his last six contests overall.
Ramsey scored 10 against Iowa State, including 2-of-2 shooting from three-point range, then followed that up with a career high 12 at OSU.
Missouri has won 13 consecutive home games dating back to a double-overtime win against Iowa State last season and boast a 30.9 ppg margin of victory at home this season, including the 45 point win over Colorado and last Saturday’s 31point win over Iowa State (77-46) and earlier in the season, the 27 point win (93-66) over a California.
The Tigers are No. 5 nationally in scoring at 84.8 ppg, No. 2 in assists per game at 19.8, No. 2 in steals per game at 10.8 and No. 2 nationally in assist/turnover ratio at 1.6.