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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball upsets Kansas State

The Tigers and Wildcats wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | 10:52 p.m. CST
Denise Johnson, the mother of MU women's basketball player Jessra Johnson, front row left, and her friend Terry Bentley, front row right, cheer as Johnson scores during the Tigers game against Kansas State at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.

COLUMBIA — The Missouri women's basketball team beat No. 16 Kansas State on Wednesday.

While the game was hotly contested, both teams took part in Pink Zone night at Mizzou Arena as part of an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. Both teams wore pink shoelaces and the Wildcats donned special pink uniforms.

Both MU and Kansas State players wore pink shoe laces in their shoes as part of the Pink Zone game to raise breast cancer awareness on Wednesday. Kansas State wore special pink jerseys, and coaches on both teams wore pink clothing as well.
Kansas State's Marlies Gipson, right, secures a rebound against Missouri's Jessra Johnson, center, during the Big a game on Wednesday. Johnson scored 17 points.
Missouri's Toy Richbow, left, drives down court against Kansas State's Jalana Childs,right, during their game on Wednesday. The TIgers handed Kansas State their fourth loss of the season.

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