Rock Bridge finally kicked the monkey out of its house.
The Bruins beat Hickman 51-44 in girls’ basketball Wednesday night. That has not happened in more than four years and sends Rock Bridge to the Class 5 District 10 Championship game against Jefferson City on Friday at 7 p.m.
In many ways the Columbia College men’s basketball team will define its season in the next 24 hours.
The Cougars (19-12, 8-2) play at No. 18 Missouri Baptist at 7 p.m. today in a game that will likely determine the American Midwest Conference regular season championship and postseason tournament seedings.
The play of Iowa State’s Anne O’Neil didn’t surprise Missouri coach Cindy Stein.
O’Neil led Iowa State with 20 points and seven assists in the Cyclones’ 76-70 victory Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.
It’s only fitting that the Hickman boys’ basketball team dropped another close game. This time, though, the season was on the line.
“It’s all over. It’s all over,” Camdenton fans chanted as the Kewpies started to fall apart in the final minute.
Quin Snyder’s emotions ranged from angry to disappointed.
Missouri had another bad first half, another poor shooting night and once again snuck by with a win.
When the Missouri women’s basketball team played Iowa State on Jan. 15, the Tigers were 7-7 and optimistic about their chances for postseason play.
Now, the Tigers are 9-15 and hoping for a few strong games to carry the team into next season.
With four players suspended Tuesday night, the Colorado Buffaloes needed a big night from leading scorer Richard Roby.
That didn’t happen.
Four Colorado players had to watch the game on television from their homes in Boulder.
Juniors Chris Copeland, Martane Freeman and Julius Ashby and sophomore Marcus Hall were not allowed to travel with the team to Columbia on Tuesday.
In the opening tournament of the season, the Missouri women’s golf team finished first in a 15-team field at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla.
The Tigers set a school record with their 54-hole total of 879.
The MU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will try to finish their season strongly in the Big 12 Championships, which run today through Saturday in College Station, Texas.
The men’s team (6-2) has won six of its past seven dual meets. With former national qualifier Chris McCrary and top breaststroke competitor Matt North leading the swimmers, and Evan Watters leading a strong group of divers, the men’s team has a chance to improve on its third-place finish a year ago.
The Hickman girls’ basketball team has won its district championship the past five years in a row.
After an up-and-down season, the 13-14 Kewpies have their eyes set on No. 6, and after a convincing 57-18 win Monday night, they’re looking like they might make it.
The Hickman boys’ basketball team is struggling, and coach Jim Sutherland has demanded progress.
The Kewpies (7-17) have had more than a week to improve for their first-round game in the Class 5 District 10 Tournament at host Hickman. The Kewpies play the Camdenton Lakers (12-11) at 7:30 p.m.
Colorado freshman Richard Roby ran free and knocked down a 3-pointer with just under 20 seconds left. It was a shot that would echo through the Missouri season.
Missouri lost that game to the Buffaloes 64-62 on Jan. 26, but the shot cost the Tigers more than a game. It cost them their confidence, and until a week ago it looked like it might have cost them their season.
Two weeks ago, Kansas seemed to have the Big 12 Conference regular-season race under control.
At 9-0 in conference play, the Jayhawks held a two-game lead over second-place Oklahoma State. The picture has gotten dicier since.
Missouri’s Evan Watters stood backwards on the board, ready to make his last dive.
It was a dive he had only tried six times in practice. Each time, his coach didn’t score him more than a 4.
LINCOLN, Neb. — As Missouri coach Quin Snyder left the Devaney Sports Center on Saturday after Missouri’s 56-53 win against Nebraska, he was met by an unfamiliar sound: applause.
A group of about 30 Missouri fans gathered in the hall outside the Tigers’ locker room. As Snyder emerged, the group did what it had waited the 45 minutes since the end of the game to do. It offered a wild cheering ovation.
War cries filled the air at MU’s Student Recreation Complex.
At the blow of a whistle, 20 players charged for the 10 balls sitting at midcourt, some bellowing and shrieking as they clamored for the blue, yellow and red rubber balls.
Dodgeball teams such as the Facebreakers and Greatest Hits Vol. 1 looked to intimidate teams with brute strength, while others, like Delta Upsilon and the Penthouse Players, relied on teamwork to succeed.
What a difference a year makes.
Twelve months ago, the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team was preparing for a district tournament that it was not given much of a chance to win, while Hickman, with eight seniors, geared up to make a run at the state title.
It was a good time to welcome back a missing player.
The Missouri women’s tennis team beat Iowa State 6-2 on Sunday to sweep its weekend homestand at Green Tennis Center. On Friday, the Tigers beat Murray State 7-0.
The Central District Invitational today and Tuesday in Parrish Fla., will be the Missouri women’s golf team’s first competition this year.
The Tigers most recently played in the beginning of November, but coach Stephanie Cooper does not believe that the layoff will affect her team.