Ryan Rosburg fights for a rebound (photo/Vandy Athletics)

Ryan Rosburg fights for a rebound (photo/Vandy Athletics)

This past week, Mizzou men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson has been complimentary of the attitude and effort that he has seen from senior Ryan Rosburg from the day he arrived on campus to lead this team.  As Rosburg’s playing career comes to a close at Missouri, the team is finally seeing the results on the score sheet.

After reaching a career high of just 15 points against Alabama on Saturday, Rosburg set another career mark Wednesday night at Vanderbilt by scoring 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting.  Rosburg also recorded his first career double-double with 11 rebounds in the Tigers 86-71 loss to the Commodores.

Anderson was impressed with how hard Rosburg was going to the basket in what was a physical game.

Unfortunately, the Tigers go off to another slow start.  Mizzou made just one of their first nine shots, including two misses from Rosburg.  The Tigers also turned the ball over three straight possession as the Tigers fell behind 15-2 in the first seven minutes of the game.  Over the next four minutes, the Tigers would pull to within eight on two different occasions, but never put up much of a fight and never threatened Vandy.

“You gotta be able to make shots,” Anderson said as four guards combined for 7-of-25 shooting.

The Tigers fall to 1-10 in the SEC.