Usually the fans in the luxury suites at Mizzou Arena can be found sipping Coke and reclining in the plush seating.
On Saturday, one of the 26 suites had a little more life, thanks to 10 second graders.
It’s been an up-and-down season for the Missouri men’s basketball team.
When the Tigers lost three straight in non-conference play, they were down.
Missouri’s Linas Kleiza is a mismatch because he is as dangerous behind the 3-point line as he is under the basket.
But he didn’t need the arc to post a career high against Nebraska.
With a key starter forced to miss Saturday’s game and facing the conference’s leading scorer, the Columbia College men’s basketball team showed it takes more than one player to win.
Guided by guards Aaron Edwards and Terrance Smith, the Cougars beat Williams Baptist 75-52 on Saturday in American Midwest Conference action at the Arena at the Southwell Complex.
Bouncing back from tough games is a sign of maturity in an athlete.
Claire Schaeperkoetter, a freshman on the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team, continued her maturation Saturday, coming up big when her team needed her the most.
The ceiling is so low that you can touch it on a particularly high dive.
The air is so humid that inexperienced swimmers sometimes become dehydrated.
LAWRENCE, Kan. —- Six times, everything was even.
Every basket held the weight of victory. Both teams countered shot-for-shot, with 18 lead changes in all.
The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team improved its record to 14-2 with a 64-47 home win over Hillcrest on Friday.
The Bruins took advantage of several early fouls by Hillcrest in the first half, and were able to add 14 points from the free-throw line.
For the second consecutive game the Douglass basketball team succumbed to an explosive opposing offense. Silex High School blew out the Bulldogs 83-35 Friday night at Silex, Mo.
The Hearnes Center was a little bit rosier through the eyes of gymnastics fans Friday night. The Missouri gymnastics team opened its home season with a "Pink Out" to honor breast cancer research and awareness.
The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team is learning how to win. Thursday night’s 42-41 victory against No. 6 Boonville, though, could be the Bruins’ toughest lesson so far.
Clutch shooting by Rock Bridge standout Ashley Dressler and a missed last-second shot by Boonville’s Lisa Simmons combined to give Rock Bridge its third consecutive win against a ranked opponent. The home victory moved Rock Bridge to 13-2 overall and 1-0 in District 10 after last season’s 6-20 record.
Sophomore Whitney Crater has a special interest in tonight’s gymnastics meet.
When she was 6, she lost her grandmother to breast cancer and now, through her team’s collaboration with University of Missouri Health Care, she can contribute to research for the disease.
Nebraska assistant coach Doug Novsek said a close loss to Kansas on Wednesday helped boost the Cornhuskers’ confidence and he hopes the momentum will stay with the team in its game Saturday against Missouri.
The day after a 59-57 loss to No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., the Cornhuskers went right to work to prepare for the Tigers, who face Nebraska at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Tiger and Jayhawk fans know about the rivalry between their schools, but one important person was clueless.
“I wasn’t aware when I took the job,” Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “I anticipated that (the big rival) would be Kansas State and not that it’s not, but I didn’t realize the intensity of the Missouri rivalry, but I do now.
Simon Shavers-Hall screamed at himself in frustration. The Douglass basketball team’s leading scorer was having an off night.
His three first-quarter field goal attempts had rattled in and out of the basket. The opposition was intercepting his usually crisp passes.
The Columbia College men’s basketball team showed Thursday why it will continue to be a force in the American Midwest Conference.
No doctor was needed.
After some self-examination, the Missouri men’s basketball team had no trouble finding the diagnosis for its 78-62 loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena in front 11,691 fans.
Fans who went to Wednesday’s game to see Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight throw one of his infamous temper tantrums were sorely disappointed.
Not a single player was choked. Not a single chair was thrown. No punted basketballs went sailing through the air at Mizzou Arena.
The Columbia College men’s basketball team can take an important step toward repeating as American Midwest Conference champions at 7 tonight when the Cougars play host to a good McKendree Bearcats team.
“That’s going to be a big game and that’s going to tell us how we are,” senior forward Craig Bryan said. “If we can play like we can then we can beat McKendree.”
The loudest ovation at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday night didn’t come after a fancy dunk or a big block. It didn’t come from anything related to basketball.
At the first timeout, St. Louis Cardinals’ first baseman Albert Pujols was introduced and he was shown on the jumbotron. The crowd burst into applause and a loud standing ovation ensued.