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.

Missouri faces stiff challenge in Big 12

The MU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will try to finish their season strongly in the Big 12 Championships, which run today through Saturday in College Station, Texas.

The men’s team (6-2) has won six of its past seven dual meets. With former national qualifier Chris McCrary and top breaststroke competitor Matt North leading the swimmers, and Evan Watters leading a strong group of divers, the men’s team has a chance to improve on its third-place finish a year ago.

Kewps bury Lakers

The Hickman girls’ basketball team has won its district championship the past five years in a row.

After an up-and-down season, the 13-14 Kewpies have their eyes set on No. 6, and after a convincing 57-18 win Monday night, they’re looking like they might make it.

Kewps’ time to improve

The Hickman boys’ basketball team is struggling, and coach Jim Sutherland has demanded progress.

The Kewpies (7-17) have had more than a week to improve for their first-round game in the Class 5 District 10 Tournament at host Hickman. The Kewpies play the Camdenton Lakers (12-11) at 7:30 p.m.

Tigers seek revenge against Roby, Buffs

Colorado freshman Richard Roby ran free and knocked down a 3-pointer with just under 20 seconds left. It was a shot that would echo through the Missouri season.

Missouri lost that game to the Buffaloes 64-62 on Jan. 26, but the shot cost the Tigers more than a game. It cost them their confidence, and until a week ago it looked like it might have cost them their season.

Road ahead difficult for skidding Jayhawks

Two weeks ago, Kansas seemed to have the Big 12 Conference regular-season race under control.

At 9-0 in conference play, the Jayhawks held a two-game lead over second-place Oklahoma State. The picture has gotten dicier since.

Competition brings out Missouri diver’s best

Missouri’s Evan Watters stood backwards on the board, ready to make his last dive.

It was a dive he had only tried six times in practice. Each time, his coach didn’t score him more than a 4.

Tigers enjoy road victory

LINCOLN, Neb. — As Missouri coach Quin Snyder left the Devaney Sports Center on Saturday after Missouri’s 56-53 win against Nebraska, he was met by an unfamiliar sound: applause.

A group of about 30 Missouri fans gathered in the hall outside the Tigers’ locker room. As Snyder emerged, the group did what it had waited the 45 minutes since the end of the game to do. It offered a wild cheering ovation.