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THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri men's basketball gets big win, overtime loss

Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 5:11 p.m. CST; updated 8:12 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 24, 2013
Missouri forward Laurence Bowers tries to shoot in front of Florida defenders Patric Young, left, and Casey Prather, right, during the second half of the Tigers' 63-60 win over the No. 5 Gators Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Mizzou Arena.

This week in Missouri sports, Missouri men’s basketball upset No. 5 Florida but then lost in overtime to Kentucky, while the Missouri women’s basketball team suffered its fifth straight loss. Missouri diver David Bonuchi secured two SEC invidual titles. Columbia College men and women’s basketball both secured important wins. 

Missouri men’s basketball stuns No. 5 Florida, loses to Kentucky 

Laurence Bowers made the biggest shot of the night, with the help of an assist by Phil Pressey, for a 61-60 victory over the Gators on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena. The win avenged a 31-point blowout loss to Florida just a month ago and put the Tigers at 15-0 for home games.

Missouri traveled to Kentucky and suffered a 90-82 overtime loss on Saturday. The Tigers led by 13 in the first half only to let the Wildcats take over in the second half. A turnover by Pressey with 49 seconds left in overtime left the Tigers unable to catch up.

The NCAA announced Monday that it would continue moving forward with the investigation surrounding the University of Miami, with plans to hand out notices of allegations. Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith received a notice of allegations on Tuesday for failure to create an atmosphere of compliance during his time at Miami.  

Missouri women's basketball continues losing streak

Missouri women’s basketball's 78-74 loss to LSU Friday at Mizzou Arena was ascribed mostly to struggles with turnovers. The Tigers suffered their fifth consecutive loss 67-59 on Sunday at Auburn and fell to 15-13 overall and 4-10 in Southeastern Conference play. 

Missouri diver wins individual SEC titles 

Missouri junior diver David Bonuchi won the 1-meter event Tuesday at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in College Station, Texas. He added a second SEC title by winning the 3-meter event on the same day.

The men’s swimming and diving team finished fifth in the SEC tournament, and the women finished eighth with one individual title won by sophomore diver Loren Figueroa in the 1-meter.

Columbia College basketball teams score big wins

The No. 15 Columbia College women won the American Midwest Conference regular season Saturday with a 76-65 win over No. 22 William Woods University. The Cougars advance to the NAIA Women’s National Basketball Tournament. The Columbia College women have now won five straight AMC regular season titles.

The No. 1 Columbia College men sealed a perfect 30-0 regular season with a 74-69 win over William Woods University on Saturday in Fulton. It is the first time a Columbia College basketball team has had an undefeated regular season. The Cougars host the first round of the AMC Tournament Thursday. 


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