Kreklow scored all of his 11 points in a second quarter outburst in which he made all four of his shots, including three 3-pointers. The Bruins finished the half with a 13-3 run, including a Kreklow field goal at the buzzer that quieted the Hickman student section. “I just got in a rhythm,” Ricky Kreklow said. “Once the first one goes in, it gets easier. Soon, they just feel like lay-ups.”
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team will try to do what all good teams do: forget about a tough loss.
“We’ve put the loss behind us,” Rock Bridge coach Jill Nagel said. “We’ve moved on, and we are refocused and ready to take on Boonville.”
While the Texas women’s basketball program isn’t at the level of elite programs like Tennessee, Connecticut, or Duke, it’s not like the Longhorns are trudging along in the mud. They have missed the NCAA Tournament two seasons in a row, but it is Texas’ first two-year hiatus from the tournament since its inception in 1982.
The Tigers had two of their toughest opponents, Texas and Kansas, at home, and three beatable opponents, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Colorado, on the road. So far, the only thing that’s gone right for MU is a win over then-No. 12 Texas. The Tigers then lost to Iowa State, Kansas and, on Wednesday, to Texas Tech.
Hickman replayed last year’s district championship game with win over rival Rock Bridge.
Missouri lost another away game to fall to 0-5 on the road for the season. Keon Lawrence scored a season-high 24 points in the loss.
The Baylor Bears used suffocating defense to give Coach Kim Mulkey her 200th career win, but she downplayed the accomplishment.
Rock Bridge will rely on senior point guard Mike Petrik’s flashy passing attack in Thursday’s game against rival Hickman.
Jessra Johnson’s 18 points weren’t enough to pull off an upset against No. 6 Baylor in a 72-57 loss to the Bears at Mizzou Arena.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball coach celebrated his birthday Tuesday night with an easy victory against Duchesne.
Sophomore guard Nacy Thornsberry came off the bench and had a team-high 15 points in only 15 minutes of playing time to lead Columbia College.
The last time Baylor came to Columbia, the Bears were the defending national champions and had a 30-game winning streak. The Tigers upset Baylor and ended the streak with a 64-61 win. Now they will be looking to pull off another upset Wednesday as they face No. 6 Baylor at Mizzou Arena.
The Hickman and Rock Bridge girls basketball teams are both state ranked, but neither team is giving the other any special treatment.
The Tigers have struggled on the road all year, and lately have been giving up lots of free throw attempts. The game against the Red Raiders provides an opportunity to correct both.
Extra practice sounded good to MU guard Matt Lawrence on Monday. The distinctive swish of a 3-pointer hitting its mark reached his ears more than it has in the Tigers' past few games.
Gallery of photographs from the men's basketball game against Kansas.
Seldom-used forward Vaidotas Volkus scored a career-high eight points in Missouri’s most anticipated contest of the year: the Kansas game.
Rachel Oswald’s 17 points led the Cougars women's basketball team Saturday at Illinois-Springfield.
The Cougars victory at Illinois Springfield on Saturday was their fourth straight American Midwest Conference victory this season and their third won in overtime.
The Tigers beat Iowa State 194.125-192.400 Friday night at Hearnes Center.