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Posing pets

Skip Baumhower takes pictures of Laura at the Montgomery Humane Society in Montgomery, Ala., on March 23 for the shelter. Baumhower, a professional photographer, is volunteering his services to shelters across the country to help get raise awareness and get animals adopted.

Celebrating victory

Jeff Adrien leads the Huskies in a postgame celebration after defeating Missouri in the NCAA West Regional final at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Tiller trails off the court

After fouling out with 62 seconds remaining in the game, MU junior J.T. Tiller walks slowly off the court.

Jumping for a shot

MU guard J.T. Tiller goes up for a jump shot as Connecticut's Kembra Walker defends. Tiller finished the game with eight points and five assists.

Leo Lyons drives against UConn

Missouri's Leo Lyons makes a move toward the basket against Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet on Saturday in the Tigers' 82-75 loss to the Huskies in the NCAA West Regional final.

Cheering on the Tigers

Missouri fans cheer on the Tigers during the NCAA regional matchup in Glendale, Ariz. Connecticut beat Missouri 82-75 and will advance to the Final Four in Detroit.

Towering over the Tigers

Connecticut forward Stanley Robinson and center Hasheem Thabeet tower over MU forward DeMarre Carroll after a shot by guard Matt Lawrence. Lawrence finished the game with 13 points for the Tigers.

Blocked at the basket

MU guard Zaire Taylor attempts a layup as Connecticut's Stanley Robinson defends the basket. Taylor finished the game with eight points, four assists and two steals. 

Matt Lawrence shoots over Connecticut

Missouri's Matt Lawrence, right, shoots over teammate DeMarre Carroll and the outstretched arms of Connecticut's Stanley Robinson, left, and Hasheem Thabeet on Saturday in the Tigers' 82-75 loss to the Huskies in the NCAA West Regional final.

Final game as a Tiger

During the final minutes of the game, MU senior forward DeMarre Carroll watches the game from the sidelines. Carroll is one of four seniors who played their last collegiate game on Saturday against the Connecticut Huskies.

Tense tiger fans

Martina Hoyt, an MU employee, watches the Elite Eight game with friends and coworkers. Despite the cold weather, Bengals was packed with fans and Hoyt's group could only find tables together in the heated tent outside.

Tiger fans in a tent

Heather Darr cheers for MU with friends and fellow alumni from the heated outdoor tent of Bengals during the Elite Eight game vs. the University of Connecticut.

A plethora of plastics

CDs and floppy disks are sorted at the Alternative Community Training office in Columbia on March 13. ACT receives donated plastic, which is then reused or recycled at their facility.

Sorting through the VHS

VHS tapes are arranged for processing at the Alternative Community Training office in Columbia on March 13. The ACT is the only place in Columbia where residents can recycle No. 5, 6, and 7 plastics.

Tossing the tapes

Robert Barnes tosses plastic material in the grinder at the Alternative Community Training office in Columbia on March 13. ACT receives donated media plastic, including CDs and DVDs and their cases, which is then reused or recycled at their facility.

Tailgating before the big game

Pam Simmons and Chris Mullin get down to chowing down outside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Missouri takes on Connecticut at 3:40 p.m. today.

Missouri players at a press conference

Missouri players, from left to right, Zaire Taylor, DeMarre Carroll, Matt Lawrence, J.T. Tiller and coach Mike Anderson field questions during media day on Friday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. "We have a lot of unselfish guys that are making plays for others," Lyons said about why Missouri has been successful.

Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet

Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet laughs during media day interview session on Friday. Thabeet was responding to teammate Stanley Robinson's comment about Thabeet repeating the same thing over-and-over again.

Kim English interviews J.T. Tiller

Missouri freshman Kim English, left, takes on the role of reporter and interviews teammate J.T. Tiller, right, on Friday as the team prepares to face Connecticut in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz. The interview was for mutigers.com, the Missouri athletic Web site, and English asked some serious and not-so-serious questions of his teammates.

Show of spirit

Avid Tigers fan Walter Martin made this banner that hangs on his porch at the corner of Broadway and Stadium in Columbia, on Thursday. "I'm all for 'em, baby," he said. He loves all MU sports, and during football season hangs two other homemade banners: "MIZ" and "ZOU." Martin said he planned to watch the MU v. Memphis Sweet 16 game at a friend's house. "I'm curious to see how many people are gonna show up to work tomorrow," he said. "If we win, there many not be too many."
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