The Missouri softball team came from behind to beat Baylor 2-1 on Saturday at Getterman Stadium in Waco, Texas.
Missouri players and coaches spent as much time telling stories and cracking jokes as they did breaking down their Saturday matchup with Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.
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.
The senior guard scored 23 points, and the Tigers held off a furious Memphis comeback in the second half for a 102-91 win.
For the second straight game, Missouri secured a big first-half lead then held on in the second half to earn a victory.
The Tigers coach, who is in his third year at Missouri, has been mentioned as a candidate for vacancies at Alabama and Georgia
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.
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.
Missouri's victory over Memphis on Thursday and Elite Eight game on Saturday afternoon have faithful Tiger fans euphoric and businesses expecting large crowds.
Sophomore Valerie Teter is the go-to pitcher for the Columbia College softball team and one of the Cougars' best hitters.
Memphis and Missouri have more in common than being in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and sharing the same nickname.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson and Memphis coach John Calipari were familiar foes when the two coached against each other in the Conference USA.
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.
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.
Click here for photos from the NAIA title game held Tuesday night in Kansas City
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.
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.
The Missouri softball team held on for a 4-2 victory Wednesday in the second game of a midweek series against Houston.