50 in 50 rankings: No. 37 Missouri

August, 21, 2012
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Editor's note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful programs of the past 50 years. A running list of the top 50 can be found here. For an explanation of the scoring system, read our intro.

37. Missouri (217 points)

Positives: Four Elite Eight appearances; eight conference tournament titles; six consensus All-Americans; four top-10 picks.

Negatives: Minus-8 points in first 10 years of study; lost 13 points due to sanctions and vacated wins.

Did you know? Missouri's 24 NCAA tournament trips in the past 50 years are tied for the most by a school without a Final Four appearance.

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Which is Missouri's best team of the past 50 years?

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    51%

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Rank by the decade
1962-69: -12 (T-272nd)
1970-79: 33 (51st)
1980-89: 83 (T-19th)
1990-99: 54 (35th)
2000-present: 59 (44th)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)
G – Anthony Peeler (1988-92)
G – Melvin Booker (1990-94)
F – Derrick Chievous (1984-88)
F – John Brown (1969-73)
C – Steve Stipanovich (1979-83)

Top options off the bench
Jon Sundvold (1979-83)
Doug Smith (1987-91)
Marcus Denmon (2008-12)

50 in 50 coach: Norm Stewart

Best teams (1962-present)
1981-82 (27-4, NCAA Sweet 16)
1993-94 (28-4, NCAA Elite Eight)
2008-09 (31-7, NCAA Elite Eight)

--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post.

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