Jeff Gordon: Gates believes early trials and errors will help the Tigers find their stride

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri coach Dennis Gates believes experiencing early adversity can help his team grow this season. So the Tigers blended more early tests into the standard mix of nonconference mismatches. “I want to throw our guys into a high level of competition,” Gates said before the season. “Our entire schedule is built a certain way to have an ebb-and-flow response. I believe it will help us in the long run.” Gates certainly has created ebb and flow. After outscoring Arkansas-Pine Bluff 101-79 in their opener, the Tigers suffered an ugly 70-55 loss to Memphis at Mizzou Arena on Friday. They regrouped …

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