2012-13 Men's Basketball News

August 13, 2013
Men's basketball ranks 15th nationally in Division II attendance
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team once again ranks in the top 20 nationally in attendance as the Lions this year come in at No. 15 in all of Division II.

April 19, 2013
Southern basketball adds junior college guard
Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Robert Corn has announced the addition of Lane Barlow, a combo guard from Chicago, Ill. to his list of recruits for the 2013-14 season.

March 7, 2013
Southern men fall 79-60 to Fort Hays in MIAA Tournament Quarterfinals
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team trailed by just five at the half, but the #1 seed Fort Hays State Tigers used a big second half to defeat the Lions 79-60 in the quarterfinals of the 2013 MIAA Basketball Tournament today in Kansas City.

March 6, 2013
Men's Basketball heads to Kansas City for MIAA Basketball Tournament
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head to Kansas City to take on Fort Hays State in the 2013 MIAA Basketball Tournament this Thursday, March 7 at noon from Municipal Auditorium.

March 4, 2013
Southern men advance to KC with 68-66 win at Emporia State in MIAA Tournament
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team erased a ten-point halftime deficit and won 68-66 at Emporia State tonight in a first-round MIAA Tournament game. Southern will now move on to Kansas City to face Fort Hays at noon on Thursday in Municipal Auditorium.

March 4, 2013
Tickets for men's and women's basketball games in Kansas City on sale Tuesday night
The Missouri Southern athletic department will sell tickets to the MIAA Tournament games in Kansas City during the Lions' women's game Tuesday night inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

March 4, 2013
Marquis Addison and Jordan Talbert named All-MIAA
Missouri Southern juniors Marquis Addison and Jordan Talbert have been named All-MIAA as announced by the league office today.

March 3, 2013
Men's basketball heads to Emporia to face the Hornets in 2013 MIAA Basketball Tournament
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will travel to Emporia, Kan. to take on the Hornets Monday night in a first-round MIAA Tournament game. Tip off from White Auditorium will take place at 7 pm.

March 2, 2013
Southern men fall 76-65 at Central Oklahoma in regular season finale
The Missouri Southern basketball team couldn't overcome a four-point halftime deficit and fell 76-65 at Central Oklahoma tonight. The Lions will now play at Emporia State on Monday night in a first-round MIAA Tournament game.

March 1, 2013
Southern men close out regular season with matchup at Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will close out the regular season on Saturday with a trip to Edmond, Okla. to take on the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos. Tip off from Hamilton Fieldhouse is slated for 3:30 pm.

February 27, 2013
Lions lose heartbreaker, 94-91 at Pittsburg State
Despite scoring a season-high 59 points in the second half, the Missouri Soutehrn basketball team dropped a heartbreaker tonight in John Lance Arena as the Lions fell 94-91.

February 26, 2013
Southern basketball heads west for Sonic Trophy Series matchup at Pittsburg State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head to Pittsburg Wednesday night to take on the Gorillas of Pittsburg State in a Sonic Trophy Series matchup inside John Lance Arena.

February 25, 2013
Southern men take out Central Oklahoma, 85-77 and qualify for MIAA Tournament
A three pointer from Austin Wright with 11:47 left in the second half, gave the Lions a 52-50 lead that they would not relinquish as Missouri Southern defeated visiting Central Oklahoma, 85-77 tonight and qualified for the 2013 MIAA Basketball Tournament.

February 21, 2013
Due to travel conditions, MSSU Basketball game postponed until Monday evening
After considering the conditions of the roads and the hazardous travel that would have entailed, the basketball game between Missouri Southern and Central Oklahoma for tonight has been re-scheduled for Monday, February 25.

February 20, 2013
Men's basketball plays host to Central Oklahoma in home finale
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will play host to Central Oklahoma Thursday evening in the home finale for the Lions. Tipoff for the game will be 7:30 pm from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 16, 2013
Southern man drop 69-66 decision to Emporia State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team led by 15 with five minutes to go in the first half, but Emporia State came back and outscored the Lions 38-26 in the second half en route to a 69-66 win at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center tonight.

February 15, 2013
Men's basketball welcomes Emporia State to Joplin
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will start to wind down the regular season when the Lions play host to Emporia State Saturday night inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. Tip off is slated for 7:30 pm.

February 13, 2013
Southern men drop heart breaker 77-73 at Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team lost a close one tonight, falling 77-73 on the road at Northeastern State.

February 12, 2013
Men's basketball looks to keep streak alive with game at Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball program will look to make it a three-game winning streak when the Lions travel to Talequah, Okla. to take on Northeastern State at 7:30 pm from Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse.

February 11, 2013
Addison picks up second MIAA Player of the Week Honor
For the second time this year, Missouri Southern junior guard Marquis Addison has been named the MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced today.

February 9, 2013
Addison hits 1,000 point plateau and Lions take out Central Missouri, 93-81
Missouri Southern junior guard Marquis Addison passed the 1,000 point plateau and sophomore guard RJ Leverette led all scorers and the Lions took out visiting Central Missouri, 93-81 tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 7, 2013
Lions hang on for 100-91 win at home over Southwest Baptist
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team scored a season-high 53 points in the first half and 100 points overall as the Lions took out visiting Southwest Baptist 100-91 in front of more than 1600 fans at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 2, 2013
Early lead too much to overcome as Lions fall 83-69 at Fort Hays State
The Missouri Southern basketball team got 17 points and seven rebounds from Jordan Talbert, but a ten-point first-half deficit was too much to overcome as the Lions fell, 83-69 today at Fort Hays State.

February 1, 2013
Men's basketball heads to Fort Hays to wrap up road trip
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head to Hays, Kan. tomorrow to take on the Fort Hays State Tigers and wrap up its two-game Kansas road trip.

January 31, 2013
Men's basketball comes up just short in 62-57 loss at No. 21 Washburn
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team came up just short tonight and dropped a close contest, 62-57 at 21st ranked Washburn University.

January 30, 2013
Southern basketball heads to Washburn to take on the Ichabods
The Missouri Southern men's basketball program will look to stop a four-game losing streak when the Lions travel to Topeka, Kan. to take on the Washburn Ichabods, Thursday evening at 7:30 pm inside Lee Arena.

January 26, 2013
Lions run into hot shooting Northeastern State and fall 73-54
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team shot 31 percent from the floor, while Northeastern State shot 50 percent and the Lions fell to the RiverHawks, 73-54 today at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 25, 2013
Southern men look to stop streak and play host to Northeastern State Saturday
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to get back in the win column tomorrow as the Lions play host to Northeastern State in MIAA action. Tipoff for the game will be 3:30 pm from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 23, 2013
Leverette's career night not enough as Lions fall 76-62 at Emporia State
Sophomore guard RJ Leverette scored a career-high 22 points, but an early second-half run from Emporia State helped the Hornets over the Lions 76-62 in Emporia tonight.

January 22, 2013
Men's basketball heads to Emporia to take on the Hornets
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head to Emporia, Kan. tomorrow evening to take on the Emporia State Hornets at White Auditorium. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 PM.

January 19, 2013
Lions can't overcome hot shooting from Lopers and fall 74-66
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team couldn't overcome a hot shooting first half from visiting Nebraska-Kearney as the Lopers defeated the Lions 74-66 today at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 18, 2013
Lions re-kindle old rivalry and play host to Nebraska-Kearney Saturday
The Missouri Southern men's basketball program will face off against Nebraska-Kearney for the first time since 1989 as the Lions will restart a rivalry between the old conference foes and play host to the Lopers at 3 pm this Saturday in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 16, 2013
Addison hits a career-high 34 and Lions take out Pittsburg State 87-80
Missouri Southern junior guard Marquis Addison scored a career-high 34 points, 23 in the first half, and the Lions defeated visiting Pittsburg State 87-80 tonight in a Sonic Trophy Series matchup at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 15, 2013
Men's basketball preps for Sonic Trophy Series matchup with Pittsburg State
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will head back home and renew its longest rivalry as the Lions play host to Pittsburg State in a Sonic Trophy Series matchup on Wednesday night at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 12, 2013
Wright scores 24 off the bench as Lions defeat Lincoln 99-80
Freshman Austin Wright had six three pointers and led the Lions with 24 points off the bench as the Missouri Southern Basketball team took out Lincoln 99-80 today in Jefferson City.

January 10, 2013
Men's Basketball falls 95-69 at Lindenwood
The Lindenwood Lions raced out to a 28-8 lead en route to a 95-69 win tonight over the Missouri Southern men's basketball team in MIAA action.

January 9, 2013
Men's basketball heads to Lindenwood to start road swing
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will begin a two-game road swing Thursday night when the Lions head to St. Charles to take on Lindenwood University in a 7:30 pm tipoff. Southern will then face off with Lincoln on Saturday at 3:30 pm in Jefferson City.

January 7, 2013
Marquis Addison named MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Missouri Southern junior guard Marquis Addison has been named the MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced today.

January 5, 2013
Lions tie a school record for three's in a game in 95-69 win over Missouri Western
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team made nine three pointers in the first half en route to tying a a school record with 15 in a single game dn the Lions defeated visiting Missouri Western 95-69 at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center tonight.

January 4, 2013
Lions will finish up homestand with game against Missouri Western
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will look to get back in the win column as the Lions will finish up a homestand by playing host to Missouri Western on Saturday at 7:30 pm in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 3, 2013
Lions drop overtime heartbreaker to Northwest Missouri, 69-68
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team scored the first six points of overtime, but visiting Northwest Missouri scored nine of the final 11 points and came out with a 69-68 overtime win in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 2, 2013
Men's Basketball plays host to Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will get back into MIAA play tomorrow (Thursday) night when the Lions play host to Northwest Missouri at 7:30 pm in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 29, 2012
Men's basketball takes out Livin the Dream, 83-62 in final MIAA tuneup
The Missouri Southern men's basketball program faced off with Livin the Dream today in an exhibition and came out on top with an 83-62 victory over a team full of former MSSU players.

December 8, 2012
Southern men take out Truman 70-56 in MIAA opener
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team raced out to a 22-6 lead early on and never looked back, winning 70-56 at Truman today in the team's MIAA opener.

December 7, 2012
Men's Basketball heads to Truman to open up MIAA play
The Missouri Southern men's basketball program will open up MIAA play this weekend when the Lions travel to Kirksville to take on Truman at 3 pm Saturday afternoon.

December 4, 2012
Career night from Atkinson leads Lions over Central Bible, 69-39
Missouri Southern sophomore forward Stephen Atkinson scored a career high in points, rebounds and the Lions defeated Central Bible 69-39 tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 3, 2012
Men's basketball plays host to Central Bible before opening up MIAA play
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will play its final non-conference game on Tuesday when the Lions play host to Central Bible College in a 7 pm tipoff at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 1, 2012
MSSU Basketball Coaches Show to start up this Monday
The Missouri Southern Basketball Coaches Show will start up this Monday evening and will air from 6-7 pm weekly on AM 1230 The Talker.

December 1, 2012
Men's basketball erases an eight-point second half deficit in 58-50 win at Arkansas Tech
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team utilized 20 second half points in the paint, as well as 17 points off of turnovers to pull out a 58-50 win at Arkansas Tech tonight.

November 30, 2012
Men's basketball travels to Arkansas Tech to take on the Wonderboys
The men's basketball team will head on the road this weekend as the Lions travel to Russellville, Ark. to take on the Wonderboys of Arkansas Tech University. Tipoff from Tucker Coliseum is slated for 6 pm.

November 24, 2012
Men's basketball loses 81-61 to Eastern New Mexico at West Texas A&M Tournament
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team trailed by four at the half and went cold in the second half as the Lions lost 81-61 to Eastern New Mexico University today in the final game of the West Texas A&M Thanksgiving Tournament.

November 23, 2012
Southern men's basketball drops a heartbreaker at #20 West Texas A&M, 57-55
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team led for all but 22 seconds in the game at 20th ranked West Texas A&M tonight, but the host Buffs tied the game late and scored on a buzzer-beater to take out the Lions, 57-55.

November 20, 2012
Men's basketball falls 76-57 at Arkansas-Fort Smith
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team led at halftime tonight at Arkansas-Fort Smith, but UAFS shot lights out in the second half and defeated MSSU 76-57 in non-conference action.

November 17, 2012
Lions use late run to defeat Lincoln in finale of Chris Tucker Classic
The Missouri Southern basketball team used an 11-4 run down the stretch to take out visiting Lincoln University tonight in the finale of the 2012 Freeman Sports Medicine/Chris Tucker Memorial Classic tonight.

November 16, 2012
Lions take out Avila 78-75 in first game of Freeman Sports/Chris Tucker Classic
The Avila Eagles led for nearly 28 minutes through the first and second half, but the Missouri Southern basketball team took a lead at the seven-minute mark of the second half and never looked back as the Lions defeated Avila 78-75 today in game one of the Freeman Sports Medicine/Chris Tucker Memorial Classic.

November 9, 2012
Lions open season with 83-63 win over John Brown
Marquis Addison scored 23 and Jordan Talbert added 22 as the Missouri Southern basketball team defeated visiting John Brown 83-63 tonight in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

November 4, 2012
Men's basketball drops exhibition game 86-60 at Division I Missouri
A 21-4 run in the first eight minutes of the second half lifted the Missouri Tigers over the Missouri Southern men’s basketball team this afternoon, 86-60 at Mizzou Arena.

November 1, 2012
Men's basketball opens up 2012-13 season with exhibition at Oral Roberts
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will open up the 2012-13 season tonight with the first of two exhibitions it will play before the start of the regular season as the Lions will play at Oral Roberts in Tulsa at 7 pm.

November 1, 2012
Men's basketball opens up exhibition play with 83-66 loss at Division I Oral Roberts
The Missouri Southern basketball team got 18 points from Jordan Talbert and 14 from Marquis Addison, but fell 83-66 in its exhibition opener at Division I Oral Roberts tonight.

October 23, 2012
Basketball season opens with Meet The Lions this Thursday
The annual Missouri Southern Meet the Lions Night for men's and women's basketball is slated for Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the campus of Missouri Southern.

October 23, 2012
Men's Basketball picked to finish 6th/4th in MIAA Coaches and Media preseason polls
The Missouri Southern men's basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the coaches and fourth in the media MIAA preseason basketball polls, the league announced today.

April 30, 2012
Lions add two for 2012-13
Missouri Southern head basketball coach Robert Corn has announced the signing of Wendell Pelts and RJ Leverette to national letters of intent to attend Southern and play basketball beginning this fall.