Saturday was a day of wounded bodies and egos for the Hickman wrestling team.
Although sophomore Tony Pescaglia won his second straight Hickman Invitational title, his brother K.C. Pescaglia injured his wrist and the Kewpies finished seventh out of 12 teams.
Time might be running out for Missouri.
For a team some predicted to go to the Final Four, moral victories can mean only so much.
Tiffany Foote is Columbia College’s shortest player, but facing larger competition is nothing new to her.
Foote, a junior point guard, started playing organized basketball in fifth grade but first competed in her back yard with her two older brothers.
Senior Melanie Fisher doesn’t do it often, but she is starting to yell.
Missouri plays at Kansas at 3 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.
It might have been a long road to the wrestling team’s first victory, but Hickman will not have to travel far for its next challenge.
After earning their first dual victory of the season on Tuesday, the Kewpies will host the Hickman Invitational Tournament this weekend. Matches will begin at 5 p.m. today and continue at 9 a.m. Saturday. The 12-team tournament will include Rock Bridge and schools from as far away as Kansas.
Fans of the Missouri track team should plan to learn some new names today.
The Tigers will host the 15th annual Missouri-Kansas-Kansas State Triangular at 4 p.m. today at Hearnes Center.
It’s been a long season for the Missouri basketball team. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they are only halfway.
Final Four predictions in the preseason don’t mean anything when the Tigers are 7-7, 2-2 in the Big 12 Conference.
Losses will never make a team feel great about itself, but Missouri’s loss to Texas on Tuesday showed the Tigers they are getting better.
“It was a good loss,” sophomore guard Jimmy McKinney said. “I won’t say it’s a great loss, but I will say it was a good loss because we’ve been pointing out (effort) on the defensive end and making the other team work for everything they want.
Ricky Clemons, a former Missouri point guard, has requested a transfer to his home state of North Carolina for the rest of his two-year probation.
“He has family there, he’s originally from there and I believe he wants to go to school there,” said John Fougere, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections.
It was a bit of an understatement, but it was accurate Tuesday night.
“It was a great college game,” Texas coach Rick Barnes said. “I thought both teams played their hearts out and we just happened to get on the good end tonight.”
Rickey Paulding will want to forget about Tuesday’s game quickly.
Although a large advantage on free throws kept Missouri close, Paulding’s crucial misses late prevented the Tigers from winning their second straight overtime game.
Hickman had to wait awhile, but it finally got its first win.
The Kewpies’ Luke Harper earned a first-period pin in the last match of the night to give Hickman a 44-33 win against Marshall on Tuesday at Hickman.
Brianna Culberson outscored Rock Bridge.
For the first half, at least. Culberson, a Jefferson City sophomore, led the Lady Jays to a 74-42 victory Tuesday at Rock Bridge.
Missouri’s win at Oklahoma on Saturday marked several accomplishments.
It was coach Quin Snyder’s first road victory against a ranked opponent. It was his first win at Lloyd Noble Arena, and it could become the turning point of the Tigers’ season.
Charliss Ridley and Columbia College seemed like a perfect fit.
Ridley gave the Cougars a Division I-caliber talent, and Columbia College presented Ridley with a comfortable environment.
Leave it to Bob Knight to shake up the Big 12 Conference.
Knight, never one to mince words, was outspoken when asked about the situation at Baylor, where Carlton Dotson is facing murder charges in the death of teammate Patrick Dennehy. The death led to the firing of coach Dave Bliss and the transfer of most of the Bears’ talent.
Two days after his team’s loss to Missouri, Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson had a warning for the rest of the conference.
“Missouri is a team that you better not overlook,” Sampson said. “You better not look at their struggles; you better look at what they’re capable of doing.”
A missed opportunity hurt Missouri.
The Tigers lost 71-54 to No. 15 Colorado on Sunday at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo., in a Big 12 Conference game.
NORMAN, Okla. — Putting together 40 solid minutes has baffled the Missouri basketball team all season, but Saturday, the Tigers not only brought their most consistent game to Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., but they also packed enough for 45 minutes.
After chipping away at a 12-point hole, the Tigers defeated No. 11 Oklahoma 79-75 in overtime.
NORMAN, Okla. – With the shot clock winding down on Missouri’s first possession of overtime, senior forward Rickey Paulding started a drive on the left baseline, spun away from a defender and floated in a short jumper.
Although Paulding’s shot came after the Tigers had sent the game into overtime, it was an example of how the Tigers played to recover and score a 79-75 overtime upset of No. 11 Oklahoma.