The Columbia College men’s basketball team added to its win streak Thursday night, pulling away in the second half to post a 87-75 victory against Missouri Baptist for its fourth straight victory overall and third consecutive in conference.
The Hickman boys basketball team defeated Blue Springs South 67-56 on Wednesday to advance in the Culver’s Shootout at Lee’s Summit High School. The win improved the Kewpies to 9-7. Hickman will play the winner of the Raytown-Lee’s Summit game tonight at 7.
DALLAS — A few games ago, Avery Johnson turned to one of his assistant coaches and asked what the Dallas Mavericks’ record was.
Missouri has never beaten Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The most recent time the two teams played there, Jan. 26, 2005, the Tigers lost by 30 points.
When Kevin Durant plays, he is usually the best player on the court. And for the past two weeks, Durant has been recognized as the Big 12 Conference’s best.
OMAHA, Neb. — Alex Gordon says he is ready for the big leagues.
The Rock Bridge wrestling team defeated visiting Helias, 40-16, on Wednesday night. The Bruins said the victory, their second in a row over Helias, was also their third victory against the Crusaders in 20 years.
Almost winning a game at Allen Fieldhouse may be considered an accomplishment, especially for a team that hasn’t won there since 1999. And coming within three points of upsetting the No. 5 team in the country could be something to be proud of for a team that hasn’t won a conference game.
Tamika Jackson wasn’t really taught how to play basketball when she first started in seventh grade. She didn’t learn fundamentals on dribbling and setting screens. She was tall, so she only learned to post up.
COLUMBIA — When University of Missouri curators meet next week in St. Louis, finding a replacement for departing system President Elson Floyd is certain to top their agenda.
WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday that even in a losing streak, it is possible to win by sticking with your goal and showing character no matter what the doubters say about you.
ST. LOUIS — Busch Stadium in St. Louis will host baseball’s All-Star game in 2009.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Saying that toughness is a valuable quality in sports is obvious. But sometimes, the obvious needs to be emphasized.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — With Missouri coming in to Lawrence, Kan., ranked last in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding in its first three games and the Jayhawks leading the conference in the category, the advantage was seemingly obvious for Kansas.
ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols was honored as St. Louis baseball man of the year Monday at a dinner also featuring Ryan Howard of the Phillies, the player who beat him out for the NL MVP.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Two teams that went from bad to a whole lot better in recent weeks squared off on Monday.
Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah said he doesn’t know what to expect when the he and the Tigers take the court at Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas tonight.
At 3 p.m. in Hickman’s lower common area, wrestlers meet at the concrete bench under the staircase for practice. Within minutes, their afternoon ritual begins.
With a nearly full moon as the only light, Team Inertia huddled around three containers of Tupperware holding gear including Pringles, bike pumps and extra socks. Even before 7 a.m., the group searched for the right carabiner, the filed-down purple one, not to be confused with the pink, yellow or red ones. Checking for the fourth time to make sure all the gear was in place, the team offered words of comfort to one another.
An 11-2 record going into the conference season had Missouri wondering if it could maybe reach the NCAA tournament.