- May 8, 2002
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Dennis Gates had no doubts he could win at Mizzou. “We will build a program that all Mizzou fans will be proud of, for how we play, how our student-athletes represent the University of Missouri and how our togetherness and work ethic will lead to on-court victories,” Gates said in his first statement as the Tigers' head coach nearly a full year ago. Cleveland went 11-21 in Gates’ first year as head coach before he led the Vikings to back-to-back Horizon League regular season championships.