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Show-Me shooters bring fun

Even in warm-ups they looked formidable. Their shooter shirts emblazoned with the team logo in black and red and last names written on the back. Their coaches huddled together wearing nylon warm-up jackets and pants in the same black and red. Their fans, some wielding video cameras and others scribbling on stat sheets to prepare for the opening tip-off.

When it came time to start the game, the 5-foot center with the pigtails tipped it to the 4-foot-8 point guard with the blonde ponytail and knobby knees.

Not so ‘scrawny’ anymore

Neville Miller thought he was going to die after the first day of track practice his freshman year.

The wake-up call was too early, and the thought of a year without intramural flag football was too much for him to handle.

Two Tigers seize top honors at Cat Classic

The first night of the 25th annual Cat Classic finished with two Tigers taking home the top honors.

The Towson Tigers took second place in the team competition and MU grabbed first Friday night with a score of 195.250.

No. 24 Missouri prevailed over Towson's 192.650, New Hampshire's 192.850, and Illinois State's 187.900.

Jeff City ends Rock Bridge's dream season

Jefferson City won the Class 5-District 10 on Friday night, its first title in six years, ending Rock Bridge's dream season by a score of 53-50 at Rock Bridge.

Turner turns the tide

Terrell Turner gave Rock Bridge a boost. The Bruins trailed by eight after the first quarter, but Turner, a Bruins guard, helped narrow the deficit with eight points in the second quarter.

Rock Bridge will meet Jefferson City in district final Saturday

Missouri is rolling on a four-game winning streak, but the Tigers are going to need more than momentum to come out of Austin, Texas with a victory.

The Longhorns (18-8) are fifth in the Big 12 Conference at 7-6, but a loss to Missouri on Saturday could drop them to the lower half of the standings. Texas lost a tough road game at Texas Tech 69-65 on Tuesday, but Longhorns coach Rick Barnes said he thinks his team could be in its prime because his players are healthy.

Cat Classic could vault MU into elite company

A milestone event will take place at Hearnes Center tonight and Saturday.

Missouri’s gymnasts will host the 25th annual Cat Classic, the premier invitational meet in the nation, this weekend at Hearnes Center. The meet’s setup is what makes it such a special event.

Tigers take hot streak to Texas

Missouri is rolling on a four-game winning streak, but the Tigers are going to need more than momentum to come out of Austin,Texas with a victory.

The Longhorns (18-8) are fifth in the Big 12 Conference at 7-6, but a loss to Missouri on Saturday could drop them to the lower half of the standings. Texas lost a tough road game at Texas Tech 69-65 on Tuesday, but Longhorns coach Rick Barnes said he thinks his team could be in its prime because his players are healthy.

Early stumble sinks Cougars

The Columbia College men’s basketball team lost 82-70 at Missouri Baptist on Thursday. The Cougars (19-12, 8-3) fell into a tie for second place in the American Midwest Conference.

A 12-0 run in the first half put the Spartans (21-8, 10-1) up 31-22, and they never trailed again.

Tigers at a loss for wins

There’s more than one way to lose a basketball game.

For the Missouri women’s basketball team this season, there have been 16.

Missouri enters Saturday’s game at Nebraska at 9-16, with a 3-11 mark in the Big 12 Conference.

Snyder wants greater focus start to finish

Missouri is on a four-game winning streak but that doesn’t mean everything is all right.

Against Nebraska on Saturday and Colorado on Tuesday, the Tigers played terrible first halves relying on strong second-half play to pull out a win. Missouri coach Quin Snyder said that is not the way he wants his team playing.

Victory thrilling for Bruins

Rock Bridge finally kicked the monkey out of its house.

The Bruins beat Hickman 51-44 in girls’ basketball Wednesday night. That has not happened in more than four years and sends Rock Bridge to the Class 5 District 10 Championship game against Jefferson City on Friday at 7 p.m.

Road game a key test for Cougars

In many ways the Columbia College men’s basketball team will define its season in the next 24 hours.

The Cougars (19-12, 8-2) play at No. 18 Missouri Baptist at 7 p.m. today in a game that will likely determine the American Midwest Conference regular season championship and postseason tournament seedings.

O‘Neil’s hot hand no shock to Stein

The play of Iowa State’s Anne O’Neil didn’t surprise Missouri coach Cindy Stein.

O’Neil led Iowa State with 20 points and seven assists in the Cyclones’ 76-70 victory Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.

Kewpies’ rally falls short

It’s only fitting that the Hickman boys’ basketball team dropped another close game. This time, though, the season was on the line.

“It’s all over. It’s all over,” Camdenton fans chanted as the Kewpies started to fall apart in the final minute.

Second-half barrage

Quin Snyder’s emotions ranged from angry to disappointed.

Missouri had another bad first half, another poor shooting night and once again snuck by with a win.

MU has another shot at Cyclones

When the Missouri women’s basketball team played Iowa State on Jan. 15, the Tigers were 7-7 and optimistic about their chances for postseason play.

Now, the Tigers are 9-15 and hoping for a few strong games to carry the team into next season.

Colorado freshman struggles at Mizzou

With four players suspended Tuesday night, the Colorado Buffaloes needed a big night from leading scorer Richard Roby.

That didn’t happen.

Colorado hangs tough vs. Tigers

Four Colorado players had to watch the game on television from their homes in Boulder.

Juniors Chris Copeland, Martane Freeman and Julius Ashby and sophomore Marcus Hall were not allowed to travel with the team to Columbia on Tuesday.

Ohlsson leads Missouri to record finish

In the opening tournament of the season, the Missouri women’s golf team finished first in a 15-team field at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla.

The Tigers set a school record with their 54-hole total of 879.

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