COLUMBIA, MO - DECEMBER 15: Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers drives during the game against the Kennesaw State Owls on December 15, 2011 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Missouri Tigers remain in the Top 10 while the Saint Louis Billikens keep close to a return to the Top 25.
The latest USAToday / Coaches Poll has the No. 8 Missouri Tigers (12-0) holding strong. The Tigers added a pair of wins last week, beating the William & Mary Tribe (1-10) 94-56 on Sunday, and then knocking the Illinois Fighting Illini (11-2) out of the top 25, beating them 78-74 on Thursday.
Mizzou finishes the 2011 year with a 6:00 PM CST matchup against the Old Dominion Monarchs on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Saint Louis Billikens (10-1) remain on the cusp of the Top 25 with a 22-point showing in the Coaches Poll, good for 28th best. The Billikens -- undefeated in December (4-0) -- close out the year against the Texas Southern Tigers on Tuesday and the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday.