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Missouri poised to pounce on Big 12 title

Updated: February 9, 2009, 3:37 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Missouri plays Kansas at home Monday. Oklahoma comes to Columbia on March 4.

Why shouldn't Mizzou coach Mike Anderson believe the Tigers can win the Big 12?

Well, he does. Monday night's contest is the first of two games between the heated rivals. Kansas (8-0) is ahead of Missouri (7-2) by two games in the conference loss column. So, too, is Oklahoma (9-0).

"We're in the hunt for a conference championship," Anderson said Sunday by phone from Columbia. (For more of the interview, ...

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