With the league reduced to 10 teams with the departure of Colorado and Nebraska, basketball will play a round-robin format with everyone playing everyone else home-and-home for the first time.
Bowers, who has a redshirt season available, would be eligible to return for the 2012-13 campaign.
Players withdraw from NBA draft pool to suit up for new Tiger hoops coach Frank Haith.
Juniors Kim English and Laurence Bowers announced Monday through a Missouri spokesman that they plan to pursue professional careers but have not hired agents.
This season, the Tigers started the year 14-1 and finished with a thud finishing 9-10 in their final 20 games.
Baylor twice cut the deficit to eight early in the second half before fading, and committed 21 turnovers.
Tigers handle Iowa State 76-70
Kansas came in leading the nation with a 52 percent field goal percentage and shot 61 percent against Missouri’s pressure defense.
Oklahoma State outlasts travel-weary Tigers 76-70
Missouri boasts that the Tigers play the “fastest 40 minutes of basketball,” but ran smack into a defensive wall in this one.