Guard Kassius Robertson goes up for a basket in a game against the Emporia

Guard Kassius Robertson goes up for a basket in a game against the Emporia State Hornets on Monday at Mizzou Arena. Missouri won the game and improved its record to 3-1.

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Following a bounce-back win against UCF last Thursday — a team that knocked off Alabama on the road Sunday — Missouri returns to its home court with a chance to keep its momentum.

On Tuesday, at Mizzou Arena, the Tigers (6-2) will take on Miami (Ohio) (5-3) in their first home game since Nov. 20. The game is the first in a four-game stretch spanning until Dec. 23’s Braggin’ Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis against Illinois.

Led by graduate transfer Kassius Robertson, who has shot 68 percent from 3-point range in the last three games and is averaging 14.3 points per game for the season, the Tigers have bounced back from their heartbreaking loss to then-No. 23 West Virginia in the championship of the AdvoCare Invitational.

Senior guard Jordan Barnett scored 17 points in Missouri’s game at UCF, which propelled the Tigers to a 62-59 win. Now, after four days off, Missouri is back in action against a team that starts three freshman and ranks 306th on

Missouri will look to turn in a similar performance to last year, when the Tigers smashed the Redhawks 81-55 on Dec. 6, 2016.

Projected starters — Missouri (No. 52 on

F Kevin Puryear — 6-7, 238 pounds, 11.6 points per game

F Jordan Barnett — 6-7, 215, 12.4 ppg

F Jeremiah Tilmon — 6-10, 252, 9.3 ppg

G Blake Harris — 6-3, 195, 2.9 ppg

G Kassius Robertson — 6-3, 180, 14.3 ppg

Projected starters — Miami (No. 306 on Kenpom)

F Logan McLane — 6-9, 225, 11.8 ppg

F Dalonte Brown — 6-7, 195, 6.5 ppg

G Nike Sibande — 6-3, 178, 13.1 ppg

G Jalen Adaway — 6-5, 203, 11.1 ppg

G Darrian Ringo — 6-2, 173, 6.8 ppg

Game information

When: 8:00 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Mizzou Arena

Watch: SEC Network

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