Missouri point guard Randy Pulley’s minutes have been dwindling in the Tigers’ past two games.
On Saturday, Pulley did not even make it to the game.
After Saturday’s game, Rock Bridge coach Bob Plourde walked straight from the postgame locker room to his office. He wasn’t smiling. He wasn’t talking. His face was red and his steps were brisk.
Plourde was frustrated and he had every right to be. His team was sluggish and sloppy in the second half during a 56-34 loss against Vashon at Rock Bridge.
Rock Bridge scored an easy layup at the beginning of the game to take the lead.
That was the only time the Bruins led.
The athletes were safe from the cold indoors, but the records were safe from no one.
Six fieldhouse records and one Missouri school record were broken at the Tiger Classic in the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse on Friday. Missouri hosted national power Nebraska, Indiana and Wichita State in the unscored meet.
Strong individual showings and poor team results have been the norm for the Missouri men’s swimming and diving team this season.
In their final dual meet, the Tigers fell 166-129 to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday night at University Natatorium.
The meet held as much drama as throwing a sacrificial lamb to a pack of well, Tigers.
Fourth-ranked Missouri taught the visiting Lindenwood Lions, ranked third in NAIA, what Division I wrestling was all about Friday. The Tigers outworked and outlasted Lindenwood to score seven falls in a 44-9 victory at Hearnes Center.