Mike Anderson and the 13th ranked Missouri Tigers will host the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. (CT) in Mizzou Arena. Missouri announced this week they were nearing a sellout of all the remaining home games so on a Saturday night I imagine the crowd will be ready to roll.
The Tigers, 16-3, are looking to improve their Big 12 record to 3-2. Anderson calls Iowa State a "dangerous" team.
So now we get a chance to play against this Iowa State team, that's a very dangerous team. I got a chance to watch them play some of that Oklahoma State game and they were actually in position to win that game, and the one thing you got to be able to do when you go on the road is shoot the basketball.
Missouri is a heavy favorite -- nine points -- so Iowa State can't be that dangerous. At his weekly press conference, Anderson broke down the Cyclones and how they play their game.
They got some guys that can really shoot the basketball. (Jamie) Vanderbeken, he had six three's last night and in a previous game I think he had seven three's. Of course we know Diante Garrett is one of the better guards in our league... I think one of the better guards in the country. His size, he handles the basketball, he's scoring at a pretty good clip for them now. Scott Christopherson, he's a guy that can shoot the basketball as well, so it seems like they're playing at faster pace. They are averaging more points than they have in the previous years so I think (Fred) Hoiberg has done a tremendous job with this basketball team.
I'm taking Missouri 79-65 at home. They got back on track last week beating Kansas State after losing two of three. Mizzou is back and they'll win this one.