Missouri Tigers sports briefs

Thursday, November 6, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 10:32 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 4, 2008

Paulding in contention for Naismith Award

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MU BASKETBALL: Rickey Paulding is one of 30 preseason nominees for the 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.


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