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THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri basketball teams win at-home rematches

Sunday, February 10, 2013 | 5:00 p.m. CST; updated 6:01 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 10, 2013
Ole Miss forward Reginald Buckner throws a punch at Missouri forward Laurence Bowers after being tripped up by Missouri forward Alex Oriakhi during the second half of the men's basketball game Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Buckner was ejected from the game and Oriakhi was called for a flagrant foul after the scuffle.

This week in Missouri sports, both men's and women's basketball went 1-1 in conference play. Both teams nabbed successful home games over teams who've beaten them on the road earlier in the season.

Men's basketball balances home win with another road loss

Missouri lost to Texas A&M 68-70 in a last-minute twist in College Station, Texas, on Thursday. With less than 30 seconds left in the game and trailing by two points, Aggie guard Fabyon Harris sank a 3-pointer to secure the win for Texas A&M. For now, the Tigers remain winless on the road.

Missouri men's basketball team eased past Ole Miss 98-79 at Mizzou Arena on Saturday to continue its at-home winning streak. The win was a validation for the Tigers, who were upset 64-69 when the teams played in Oxford, Miss., last month

The game took a turn for the dramatic when Mississippi forward Reginald Buckner threw a punch at Laurence Bowers in reaction to Alex Oriakhi tripping Buckner. Buckner was ejected from the game, while Bowers received a technical foul. Phil Pressey broke the all-time assists record at Missouri previously set by Anthony Peeler. Pressey now has 499 assists.

Women's basketball steals upset SEC win

Missouri women's basketball scooped an 80-63 upset victory over No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3 in their first victory over a top-10 team since coach Robin Pingeton took over the program in 2010. Pingeton called the decisive victory a "statement win."

A week after upsetting Tennessee, the Missouri women's basketball team hosted Mississippi State, a team with a 2-7 record in conference play. But the Bulldogs were able to take away the Tigers' greatest weapon by holding them to 3 of 20 from 3-point range, and Missouri lost 61-56.

Missouri softball bats off season with intrasquad game

Missouri softball played its annual Black and Gold intrasquad game on Thursday, scoring 19 runs between the scrimmage teams. The team switched to Lousiville Slugger bats for the upcoming season, and coach Ehren Earleywine said at least 50 of the $350 bats have been broken so far.


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