Porter Jr., other freshmen, set high hopes at Missouri

FILE – In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Cuonzo Martin smiles during his introduction as Missouri men’s basketball coach, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri basketball has been mired in Southeastern Conference irrelevance in recent years under former coach Kim Anderson. No more for the resurgent Tigers, who have national-championship hopes following the hiring of coach Cuonzo Martin after last season and the signing of a Kentucky-like group of freshmen _ highlighted by forward Michael Porter Jr. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)


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