Paulding in contention for Naismith Award
Paulding, a senior small forward who led the Tigers in scoring last season, is one of six Big 12 Conference players nominated. The others are David Harrison of Colorado, Keith Langford and Wayne Simien of Kansas, Andre Emmett of Texas Tech and Brandon Mouton of Texas.
Texas point guard T.J. Ford won the award last season.
Paulding and fellow senior Arthur Johnson are also preseason candidates for the Wooden Award.
KU defeats MU on the volleyball court
MISSOURI VOLLEYBALL: Kansas defeated Missouri 31-29, 23-30, 30-26, 22-30, 15-13 on Wednesday in Big 12 Conference play in Lawrence, Kan.
Freshman Jessica Vander Kooi led No. 25 Missouri (16-7, 9-5) with her seventh double-double, 22 kills and 17 digs. Shen Danru had 19 kills and 14 digs for her 12th double-double.
The loss was Missouri’s third straight and stopped a three-match win streak against the Jayhawks.
Tiger Evan Watters named Big 12 Diver of the Month
MISSOURI SWIMMING AND DIVING: Tigers sophomore Evan Watters was named the Big 12 Diver of the Month for October.
Watters won the 1-meter and 3-meter events against Texas A&M on Oct. 18 in Ames, Iowa. Watters scored 280.90 in the 1-meter and 289.20 in the 3-meter.
—STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS