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Road woes bump Tigers from Top 25, and with frequent flying ahead

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    Missouri's Alex Oriakhi flexes his muscles after a dunk during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. Oriakhi had a game high of 18 rebounds and 22 points in Missouri's 98-79 victory. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)The Associated Press

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    Missouri's Phil Pressey, center, passes the ball between Mississippi's Jarvis Summers, left, Terry Brutus, right front, and Murphy Holloway during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)The Associated Press

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    Missouri's Laurence Bowers, center, loses the ball between Mississippi's Jarvis Summers, left, and Marshall Henderson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)The Associated Press

Frank Haith believes Missouri has played a lot better its last two road games. The bottom line remains: zero wins.

The Tigers (17-6, 6-4 SEC) are 14-0 at Mizzou Arena this season, and are an outstanding 81-4 the last five seasons. They're 0-5 on the road and will be the visitors four of the next five games, starting Wednesday night at Mississippi State.

Missouri was No. 15 in the preseason poll, rose to No. 7 after beating Illinois in St. Louis in December, and still has an appealing No. 33 RPI rating. But it's out of the Top 25 this week after losses, better showing or not, in a span of three games at SEC also-rans LSU and Texas A&M.