Namon Wright led the Tigers with 13 points on 5-for-10 from the field. Armani Moore led the Volunteers with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Kevin Punter backed out of his commitment to Missouri when the basketball program was in transition last spring. On Saturday he'll play against the Tigers as a member of Tennessee's squad.
Donnie Tyndall and Kim Anderson are both in their first year as head coaches in the SEC. Tyndall's Volunteers and Anderson's Tigers are both young teams with only a few returning players from the previous season.
Battle freshman CamRon Fugate got his third start Friday night against De Smet, but the 100-pound guard wasn't enough to give Battle a boost.
The Tigers start their season on Feb. 13 against Iona.
The girls basketball team is now 9-4 on the season.
Coach Kim Anderson addressed Kentucky's rout of Missouri on Wednesday and hoped his team would move on.
In the second half of Missouri's (11-7, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) 60-49 loss to No. 1 South Carolina (17-0, 5-0) on Thursday night, Michaelis gave all she had. Michaelis, who was averaging just 8.2 points per game heading into the night, scored the Tigers first 11 points of the second half and ended the game with a career-high 22 points.
Columbia trailed 18-10 midway through the first half before going on a 19-3 run to lead 29-21 at halftime. In the second half, the Cougars outscored the Owls 43-17 to pick up the victory.
After shooting only 12.5 percent from the floor in the first half, the Stars (2-15, 2-10 American Midwest Conference) would go on to lose their sixth straight conference game.
The Kewpies (13-2) were lead by senior Emily Miller with 21 points. Three other Kewpies scored in double figures: Sophomore Nyjah White had 16 points, sophomore Danni Nichols had 14 points and senior Katie Storm added 13.
Columbia trailed 45-30 at halftime before Williams Woods used a 9-1 run to begin the second half, stretching their lead to 54-31. The Cougars cut the lead to nine points later in the half, but were never able to get closer.
Detroit won for the fourth time in five games and completed a six-game road trip with a 4-2 mark. Petr Mrazek made 25 saves and improved to 3-0 in four career appearances against St. Louis.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Thursday that the claims were barred by baseball's antitrust exemption, established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922 and upheld in 1953 and 1972.
McNary will not be permitted to practice with the team or attend games, including Sunday's AFC championship game at New England. He will, however, continue to be paid.
The three-time former heavyweight champion was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday. Ali is in stable condition.
This summer's game will be played in Cincinnati on July 14. The same league hasn't hosted the game in consecutive years since 2006 at Pittsburgh's PNC Park and 2007 at San Francisco's AT&T Park.
He surprised a packed crowd again on Thursday, declaring at his old high school in Cleveland that he would return to the Buckeyes rather than jump into the NFL draft.
The Volunteers (15-2, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) weren't threatened much in the second half, with both teams matching their season-lows in points. Tennessee will carry an 11-game win streak into Monday night's game at No. 7 Notre Dame but left Auburn Arena feeling the team needs a much better performance to have a chance.
The one-time favorites to win the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division struggled significantly on defense and finished 7-6 — a steep drop from the unprecedented three straight 11-2 seasons between 2011 and 2013.