The Harris squad

Lauren Harris, a 6-foot-3 freshman center at Kennesaw (Ga.) State, recently called home and told her father that she led the nation in blocked shots.

“Where’d you get your information?” Alvin Harris asked.

Texas makes seven unlucky for MU

Keeping a consistent offense is difficult for any team.

For the Tigers, it’s almost impossible.

Dandridge gets taste of spotlight

Twenty minutes after Missouri had dispatched Nebraska 80-70 on Jan. 22, Tiger freshman Glen Dandridge was back in the gym.

He was alone, an unassuming presence in Mizzou Arena’s practice gym with the hood of his gray sweatshirt pulled tight around his eyes.

Pinkel, Alden participate in Officer Down promotion

Football coach Gary Pinkel attended the men’s basketball game between Missouri and Kansas State, but he was doing more than just enjoying the show.

At halftime, Pinkel, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden and Columbia Police Chief Randy Boehm accompanied a 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle onto the court.

Askren sets record in Missouri defeat

After the No. 12 Missouri wrestling team fell to No. 6 Nebraska 26-12 Saturday night, individual accomplishments were all the Tigers had to fall back on.

“Nebraska (16-1-1, 1-0 Big 12) wrestled really well tonight, and we just got outtoughed tonight,” coach Brian Smith said. “In a lot of matches, we just really didn’t wrestle our best tonight. I’m not happy about it, they’re not happy about it, but we’ve got to bounce back.”

Cougars stun Missouri Baptist

When Missouri Baptist’s desperation 3-pointer caromed off the rim as time expired, Columbia College players met at center court and exchanged fanatical embraces and wild high fives amid a sea of applause from their grateful fans.

They had a 90-89 overtime win against a American Midwest Conference heavyweight.

Pembroke Hill too tough for Hickman

Defeating the top ranked team in the state earlier in the week didn’t distract Pembroke Hill’s girls’ basketball team against Hickman on Saturday night.

Pembroke Hill, which defeated Notre Dame de Sion in overtime Thursday, led the entire game against the Kewpies in a 48-41 victory.

New routine helps Stephens roll past Mount Mary College

After a lackadaisical start to his team’s Tuesday night loss at Central Methodist, Stephens College basketball coach Dane Pavlovich thought the Stars needed a new warm-up to get ready to go at the beginning of each game.

The new warm-ups accomplished that purpose Saturday, as Stephens jumped out to a 15-0 lead and cruised to an easy 88-19 victory against Mount Mary College, which arrived at Silverthorne Arena from Milwaukeewith only five players.

Ridley, Cougars pull away from Owls

Columbia College guard Tiffany Foote’s words before the Cougars’ 71-55 win against William Woods were prophetic.

“(William Woods) always gives us a good run in the first half, but we usually finish out strong,” Foote said before Saturday’s game at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Twin fins

As if it wasn't hard enough to tell Amanda and Megan Morford apart, they complicate the matter by showing up at class sometimes in the same outfit.

The identical twin sisters are seniors on the Missouri women's swimming and diving team. Amanda swims the backstroke and individual medley for the Tigers. Megan, meanwhile, swims the individual medley and the breaststroke.

Huskers come up big

The Missouri gymnastics team fell short of a win on Friday night.

The Tigers, 0-2 in conference, lost to No. 23 Nebraska (0-1) in a meet that measured the Tigers’ talent in comparison to nationally competitive teams.

Bruins top Kewpies

For the second time this year the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team beat top rival Hickman. The Bruins topped the Kewpies 52-43 on Friday. The win improves the Bruins’ record to 16-3.

Postseason chances depend on road play

BOULDER, COLO.— After a disheartening 64-62 loss to Colorado on Wednesday, Missouri sophomore forward Linas Kleiza was asked if he felt his team was running out of time on its season.

Kleiza took a long pause, apparently trying to craft an answer that wouldn’t sound too pessimistic.

Missouri wrestlers seeking payback

The Missouri wrestling team hasn’t forgotten. It knows how important this match is.

It has been slightly more than a year since then-No. 3 Missouri fell to then-No. 4 Nebraska 23-13 at the NU Coliseum in Lincoln.

Kewps strive to finally win close game against Bruins

Many expect Hickman (5-14) to give way to the impressive Rock Bridge Bruins (15-2).

The Kewpies’ record, though, is deceptive.

Texas humble away from home

Performance on the road is important. It can win a team the national title.

Ask Texas women’s basketball coach Jody Conradt.

William Woods could challenge Cougars

Usually, facing an opponent with a 4-1 conference record means a tough game ahead. But for Columbia College, its upcoming game against William Woods has a somewhat different character.

The Cougars are 4-0 all-time against William Woods, and they boast an average victory margin of 24.1 points.

Tigers try to topple Nebraska

The Missouri gymnastics team has the talent to be dominant . At 7 tonight, it has the chance to prove it.

The Tigers face No. 23 Nebraska at Hearnes Center. The Tigers, 0-1 in the Big 12 Conference, are 3-26all-time against the Huskers.

Cougars top Prairie Stars

Terrance Smith had 24 points to help Columbia College beat host Illinois-Springfield 93-68 on Thursday to improve to 13-10.

Smith was 9-for-13 from the field and 5-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line. Nahowan Saxon finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Aaron Edwards, Andreas Jakobsen and Tim Melz also scored in double figures.

Roby, Buffs sink Tigers

BOULDER, Colo — Missouri had a chance to take the lead in the closing seconds but things didn’t go the Tigers’ way.

Colorado walked away with a 64-62 victory against Missouri on Wednesday night in a game that came down to the last seconds.