Mr. Smith, who led the Missouri football team for seven seasons, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 in Tuscon, Ariz. He was 68.
After four years on the varsity team, Kyle Lewis reaches a milestone in his athletic career.
The Missouri women's team has been one of the best in the Big 12 from the three-point line, but poor outside shooting in the last two games has caused the offense to struggle.
The incident is the latest in a series dating back to last summer and leading coach Mike Anderson to institute a "no tolerance" policy in July.
Key victories for the Tigers included major decisions from senior Josh Wagner, senior Raymond Jordan and sophomore Max Askren.
More tough competition awaits Missouri 165-pound wrestler Nick Marable when the Tigers host Cornell on Sunday at Hearnes Center.
Hannibal head coach Brad Kurz said it is hard to win a game when you have a quarter where your team gives up 30 points. “We came out flat and put no offensive pressure on them,” Kurz said. “You are not going to win many games when you turn the ball over like we did in the second quarter.”
The host Colorado Buffaloes scored the first 11 points of the game. Slow starts have been common for MU when playing away from home. But instead of not being able to overcome the early deficit, MU rallied from as many as 14 points down to beat Colorado 66-62 on Saturday afternoon.
Texas constantly put pressure on MU by trapping on the perimeter and playing tough man-to-man defense to force 23 Tiger turnovers and MU’s worst offensive game of the season. Tigers coach Cindy Stein said the Longhorns’ defense wasn’t the problem. Instead it was a lack of production from supporting players who Stein said needed to want to score more.
The MU swim team has faced a tough six weeks as they come towards the end of their season and the Big 12 Swimming Championships in roughly a month.
“We did some tough sets and dry land – both mentally and physically tough,” senior Sarah Menefee said of a week long training trip to Phoenix, where the team trained about five hours a day. “It was challenging, and it connects to how we’re performing in January.”
Columbia College only managed to score eight more points in the half, while connecting on just 24 percent of their first-half shots. McKendree took advantage of the Cougars’ offensive woes, building an 18-point halftime lead on their way to a 78-58 win.
The NAIA’s second-most accurate three-point shooting team, McKendree hit five of its first six three-pointers in the second half and finished8 for 15 shooting. The Bearcats shot 51 percent from the field for the game.