Environment the stage: Missouri was not precisely enjoying a banner year in 1997. On Feb. 4, the Tigers have been eleven-ten, in the midst of their worst year in 20 a long time. Their opponent that evening, arch-rival Kansas, entered 22- and ranked No. 1 in the nation. Roy Williams’ Jayhawk roster featured 6 long run NBA gamers, led by long run lottery picks and all-stars Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce. Missouri had just a single long run professional on its roster. But the Tigers had upset then-No. three Kansas in Columbia the 12 months prior, and lovers still packed the Hearnes Centre for the rivalry matchup.
I understood sooner or later I necessary to find a Mizzou-Kansas basketball video game to observe for this collection. At first, I attempted to find a single of the game titles from 1987 that Lee Coward gained on matching buzzer-beaters.