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Saturday's Big 12 Basketball Preview: Missouri Tigers vs. North Florida Osprey and Colorado Buffaloes vs. San Francisco Dons

The #15 Missouri Tigers and Colorado Buffaloes hope to rebound from subpar performances as they take on the North Florida Ospreys and San Francisco Dons, respectively.

Mizzou (1-0) is coming off a game Thursday night where no player scored in double figures during a 66-61 home win over Western Illinois.  It was the first time since a Big Eight tournament loss to Iowa State in 1995 that no player reached double figures, and the first win under such a scenario since a 39-38 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks in 1951. On Thursday, Laurence Bowers, Marcus Denmon, Steve Moore and Phil Pressey all finished with nine points to jointly lead the Tigers.

During Thursday's win, Mizzou looked to be experimenting with line-ups and different sets, and never seemed to get into the flow of the game. Western Illinois also did a good job slowing down the tempo of the game, taking Mizzou out of their rhythm and making the game closer than the experts expected.

The Ospreys (1-2) will play their fourth road game of the season, after losses at Florida State and Pittsburgh and a win in Laramie, against the University of Wyoming.

The Buffs are also looking to bounce back from a less-than-admirable performance in their first road game of the season after an 84-74 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs.

In the game CU never seemed to get off the bus, getting out to an early 17-point deficit. Though they came back to tie the game at half, they started the second half the same as the first, giving the Dawgs a lead they never never surrendered. Sophomore sensation Alec Burks led the Buff in scoring with 21 points, while preseason all Big 12 nominee Cory Higgins added 15, though most of those came late when the game was almost out of reach.

The Dons (1-1) have a win against the University of Seattle and a loss at Bay Area neighbor San Jose State.