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Connecticut's Thabeet big obstacle for Missouri

Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet, the 7-foot-3 Big East Defensive Player of the Year,  might be a big problem for the Missouri men's basketball team in Saturday night's NCAA West Regional final.

Tiller leads Missouri to Elite Eight

The senior guard scored 23 points, and the Tigers held off a furious Memphis comeback in the second half for a 102-91 win.

Missouri finding energy in first half

For the second straight game, Missouri secured a big first-half lead then held on in the second half to earn a victory.

Missouri in talks about retaining Anderson

The Tigers coach, who is in his third year at Missouri, has been mentioned as a candidate for vacancies at Alabama and Georgia

Tigers basketball: What others are saying

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defeats Memphis in Sweet 16

The Missouri men's basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2002 with a 102-91 victory against Memphis on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Thabeet powers UConn past Purdue

Hasheem Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 junior from Tanzania, scored 15 points and had 15 rebounds to help Connecticut defeat Purdue 72-60 in the semifinal of the NCAA West regional in Glendale, Ariz. The Huskies meet Missouri in the reional final Saturday.

Tiger fans packing sports bars with enthusiasm

Missouri's victory over Memphis on Thursday and Elite Eight game on Saturday afternoon have faithful Tiger fans euphoric and businesses expecting large crowds.

Teter excels for Cougars softball team

Sophomore Valerie Teter is the go-to pitcher for the Columbia College softball team and one of the Cougars' best hitters.

Plenty of similarities between Memphis and Missouri

Memphis and Missouri have more in common than being in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and sharing the same nickname.

Calipari, Anderson meet again

Missouri coach Mike Anderson and Memphis coach John Calipari were familiar foes when the two coached against each other in the Conference USA.

Cougars enjoy the ride to national title game

Despite being disappointed with a loss in the NAIA national touranment championship, the Columbia College men's basketball team enjoyed a special season with many accomplishments.

MU baseball team much improved in win

The Missouri baseball team was not happy about a 6-4 loss to Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday. The Tigers got some redemption on Wednesday with one of their better efforts of the season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College plays for the national title

Click here for photos from the NAIA title game held Tuesday night in Kansas City

Columbia Special Olympics team wins gold at State Championships

This was the first appearance for the Columbia Twisters at the state games, which were held at  Timberland High School in Wentzville. They won two out of two games to claim the state title.

Columbia player gets plenty of support

Jason Ellis, a senior guard on the Columbia College men's basketball team who grew up in Columbia, had four of his former youth coaches in the stands for the championship game of the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City.

MU softball team wins in Houston

The Missouri softball team held on for a 4-2 victory Wednesday in the second game of a midweek series against Houston.

Cougars lose NAIA Tournament title game

The Columbia College men's basketball team lost 77-61 to Rocky Mountain College on Tuesday night in the championship game of the NAIA national tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

Rain doesn't dampen fans' spirits as Tigers head to Sweet 16

Fans of all ages crowded into the Clinton Room at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to wish the Missouri men's basketball team good luck on the journey to Arizona for the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

Tigers baseball team loses game in late innings

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team gave up four runs in the final two innings against Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday night at Taylor Stadium and dropped the opener of a two-game series with the Flames 6-4.

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