ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Media members expect the Missouri Tigers to finish last — for a third year in a row — in the men’s basketball Southeastern Conference.
The SEC Media Day was held Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which will be the site of the 2017 SEC Tournament, March 8-12.
Mizzou’s roster is made up of only one senior, three juinors, and the rest sophomores and freshmen. Two sophomores, guard Terrence Phillips and forward Kevin Puryear, were a part of the SEC Network’s coverage Wednesday, and talked about starting their second year’s with Mizzou.
“Our approach this year is different, our energy is different, our mindset is different going into this year,” Phillips says.
And he added that, that approached started once the season ended last year.
Puryear was asked about which aspects of the game Anderson is emphasizing this season. He said it was the attention to detail each practice.
Anderson says his goal since he began at Mizzou in 2014 has been about building a team from freshman. He touts the fact that he’s only had one fifth-year senior transfer in his tenure, but does realize the fans are getting impatient.
But he says that’s the route he believes in, and he will stick to it.
“Nothing, nothing else compares,” Anderson says. “I’ve been a head coach for 12 years and have never had that type of experience. And so certainly it’s difficult but it’s a challenge and I love the challenge and I think my staff loves it.”
The Mizzou women’s basketball team was picked by the media to finished No. 8 in the SEC this year.
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