The Missouri basketball team opens its 2017-18 season on Friday night as the Tigers take on the Iowa State Cyclones. Below find the score, live updates and stats for the game. Missouri has a double digit lead at halftime.
Missouri basketball-Iowa State: Live updates, stats
Missouri has a 39-25 lead at halftime.
Halftime: Missouri 39, Iowa State 25
What time does Missouri basketball-Iowa State start?
The Missouri basketball-Iowa State game tips off at 9 pm ET on Friday, November 10.
What channel is the Missouri basketball-Iowa State game on?
The Missouri basketball-Iowa State game will air on the SEC Network. It will follow the Kentucky-Utah Valley game, which tips at 7 pm.
Can I watch the Missouri basketball-Iowa State game online?
Yes, you can watch the Missouri-Iowa State game on WatchESPN.
How can I listen to the Missouri basketball-Iowa State game on the radio?
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Missouri basketball-Iowa State preview
It’s a new era for Missouri basketball on Friday night. After finishing in last in the SEC last season, the Tigers replaced Kim Anderson with Cuonzo Martin, who had been the coach at Cal and Tennessee.
With the addition of Martin, he quickly pierced together a stellar recruiting class, led by the nation’s No. 1 recruit in Michael Porter Jr. The Tigers also landed commitments from Jontay Porter, a 5-star recruit and Michael’s younger brother, as well as 4-star Jeremiah Tilmon and 4-star point guard Blake Harris and 4-star CJ Roberts. The class ended up being ranked No. 4 in the country and No. 2 in the SEC, behind only Kentucky and its pack of 5-stars.
Porter Jr. is expected to be a top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and was voted Co-SEC Preseason Player of the Year along with Georgia’s Yante Maten and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams. The Tigers open the season with a tough task against an Iowa State team that made the NCAA Tournament last season.
The Tigers were picked to finish fifth in the SEC preseason media poll, ahead of teams like Vanderbilt and Arkansas, which made the NCAA Tournament last year. In addition to its standout freshmen, Missouri also brings back Kevin Puryear, who led the Tigers in rebounding last year and averaged 11.8 points per game.
The Tigers and Cyclones tip-off at 9 PM ET on the SEC Network. It will be the first game of the season for both teams.