Bruins wrap it up quickly

One-sided matches led to a quick win for the Rock Bridge wrestling team.

The Bruins defeated Marshall 46-24 on Tuesday at Rock Bridge.

Snyder wants Missouri to focus

Since the season’s start, the Missouri basketball team has desperately searched for an identity. If nothing else, an explanation for its misery.

On Monday, it found it: Up and down emotion, sluggish to loose balls, no defensive communication, frenzied on offense.

Unrau set to face former teammate

Evan Unrau had a unique experience this summer; she got to know her competition.

The Missouri women’s basketball team takes on Nebraska tonight at 7 at Hearnes Center.

Missouri-KU fight draws big attention

Given that fights in women’s college basketball are rare, Saturday’s postgame fight between players from Missouri and Kansas is attracting plenty of interest.

Coupled with the fight being between longtime rivals and was the first postgame brawl in the seven-year history of Big 12 Conference women’s basketball, it is no wonder Missouri coach Cindy Stein and Kansas coach Marian Washington are overwhelmed by the attention the fight is getting.

Rough night for Mizzou

The Tigers’ rough stretch just got longer. The MU men’s basketball team fell to 6-6 with its 82-68 loss Monday night at Hearnes Center to defending national champion Syracuse.

The two teams played evenly in the first half, and MU went to the locker room down just six points to the

Defensive lapses hurt Missouri

Looking at Syracuse guard Gerry McNamara’s stat sheet before Monday night’s game must have been dizzying for Missouri.

After McNamara blazed through Boston College on Saturday with six 3-pointers, the Tigers’ defense found its target.

2 Tigers cited for role in fight

Missouri officials announced Monday that two women’s basketball players will be disciplined for their role in a postgame fight between several Kansas and Missouri players Saturday.

The news comes after a series of accusations and denials from members of both schools about the ugly scene at midcourt after Kansas’ 55-52 win at Hearnes Center.Missouri coach Cindy Stein and Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden released statements about the fight Monday, announcing that Missouri recommended disciplinary action for two of its players and will await any further action until the Big 12 Conference office reviews the fight.

Ballard, Cougars push winning streak to 15

Khamari Ballard’s scoring ability earned him second-team All-America honors last season, but his defensive prowess might propel him to first team this year.

The Columbia College men’s basketball team beat the College of the Ozarks 67-52 on Monday at the Arena of Southwell Complex despite one of its worst shooting performances of the season.

Forth makes it sound, look simple

For Syracuse center Craig Forth, there’s something about Missouri.

Forth, a 7-foot, 259-pound senior, had one of his stronger games against Missouri last season, getting 11 points and a career-high four assists in the Orangemen’s 76-69 win. On Wednesday, he continually found openings underneath the basket on his way to a career-high 18 points.

Coaches realize there are no walkovers this year

No team has played more than two conference games and two teams have not started league play. Only a week into the conference season, Big 12 Conference coaches are praising the strength of the league.

“I think, from top to bottom, it’s the best it has ever been,” Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton said.

Tigers fall short

It wasn’t the start Missouri gymnastics coach Rob Drass expected.

After finishing 2003 third in the Big 12 Conference, the highest league ranking in school history, the Tigers were set for another unprecedented season.

Tigers face big tests

Regardless of whether Missouri is ready, the big boys are coming.

Even though the Tigers (6-5, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) have not consistently found their stride offensively or defensively, they have reached a crucial stretch of games. It begins tonight at 8 at Hearnes Center when defending national champion Syracuse meets the Tigers.

K.C. can’t overcome Manning, errors

KANSAS CITY — Record days from Kansas City’s Priest Holmes and Dante Hall weren’t about to stop Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning from going to his first AFC Championship Game.

More important, the Chiefs’ defense couldn’t stop him, either.

Confidence boost

In basketball, there are no style points. Each win counts the same, be it a 30-point blowout or a double-overtime squeaker. When your team is struggling to find a consistent effort, you will take any win you can get.

In desperate need of a victory before moving into a brutal stretch of its schedule, Missouri defeated Texas A&M 82-77 on Saturday at Hearnes Center.

Johnson, Paulding spark MU

For the first time all season, Arthur Johnson played like Arthur Johnson, and Rickey Paulding played like Rickey Paulding.

After tentative performances and inconsistent play in Missouri’s first 10 games, Johnson and Paulding showed why they are All-American candidates in the Tigers’ 82-77 victory against Texas A&M on Saturday at Hearnes Center.

Rams ousted in OT

ST. LOUIS – After all he did, it was only fitting that Jeff Wilkins got the chance to tie, and win, the game. After all his successes it seemed inevitable Wilkins would get the job done.

He came up a couple of feet short.

Pulley’s 1st start a winner

Before Missouri’s 82-77 win against Texas A&M, junior point guard Randy Pulley had only played five games with the Tigers and only averaged 13.8 minutes per game. That was long enough to impress Missouri coach Quin Snyder.

Pulley made his first start as a Tiger against the Aggies on Saturday. He made it count.

Burchard nets 400th win

Andre Amos, a Columbia College senior guard, had difficulty sleeping before Saturday’s game with Lyon (Ark.) at the Arena of Southwell Complex. Fortunately for the Cougars, Amos’ game was wide awake.

The Cougars beat the Scots 78-57 on Saturday after Lyon won their previous meeting 67-48 on Nov. 15 in Batesville, Ark.

KU fights past MU

What was a typically intense and emotional women’s basketball game between Missouri and Kansas turned into an ugly scene after the final buzzer Saturday.

After Kansas’ 55-52 win, a fight broke out at half-court between several players, and eventually coaches from both teams and members of Missouri’s athletic department, including Athletic Director Mike Alden, broke up the fight.

Tigers still feel injury

Missouri is having an identity crisis.

Kansas, which has been winless in four games on the road before Saturday, defeated the Tigers 55-52 at Hearnes Center.