Following a win over SMU and a loss to Florida State in Jacksonville, Missouri returned home to take on the Wichita State Shockers in a pivotal non-conference battle. The Shockers have been a consistent contender in the American conference and are projected to be a tournament team this season, making this is an opportunity for Mizzou to pick up a resume-building win.
The game trended in Wichita State’s direction early. The Shockers started out hot from the perimeter and had the Tiger defense on its heels. Tyson Etienne got out to a hot start, which was something no Mizzou player or coach wanted to see based on the scouting report.