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Missouri vs. Alcorn State: Frank Haith hopes Tigers develop chemistry in early season games

The Missouri Tigers lost a lot of great basketball players from last year's 30-win team that won the Big 12 tournament. While the Tigers had plenty of talent coming in for the 2012-13 season, it's a mix that needs time to gel. It's something he hopes can happen before the schedule ramps up.

That means Tuesday night's game against Alcorn State presents the perfect opportunity for the team to come together and learn how to play. The talent is clearly there for the No. 14 ranked Tigers, and now it's time to find their stride.

"It's coming, but I want it better," said Haith about his team's chemistry after the season-opening win against Southeast Missouri State. "We had 20 assists tonight. You know, you go out and have 20 assists in a ball game, that's pretty impressive. We turned the ball over a little more in exhibition, we came out tonight and had 12, and a couple of them were late, charge calls.

"So I was really excited about how well we took care of that, that's a good sign of how well you trust one another and how you're sharing the basketball."

Mizzou and Alcorn State square off tonight at 7 p.m. CT.