COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) With one season in the books for coach Barry Odom at Missouri, players and coaches have spent the last six weeks working diligently to avoid a repeat of last season.
The Tigers lost eight games for the first time since 2000 and finished with a 4-8 record in 2016, managing just two Southeastern Conference wins in their first season under Odom.
"We're getting substantially better every day, and it's fun to see," Odom said. "We've still got a ways to go, but I like the way we're coming out and attacking the practices. It's fun to see some guys that haven't played step up and guys that have played play at a higher level."