There was one thing Rock Bridge coach Jim Scanlon made sure his team knew before it left the halftime locker room; the first three minutes are the most important time of the second half.
The team responded with a defensive intensity that sparked a 62-43 victory against St. Charles on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High.
If the Missouri football coaching staff were a baseball player, it would almost certainly be the league’s batting champion.
When coach Gary Pinkel took over the Missouri football program Nov. 30, 2000, repairing the anemic relationships with state high schools that tainted the recruiting efforts of his predecessor, Larry Smith, was one of his first orders of business.
A small adjustment the Columbia College women’s basketball team made has made a big difference lately.
The Cougars’ interior defense played halfway in front of the opposition and challenged the passing lanes for much of the season, but its recent focus has been playing behind and contesting shots.
Missouri is running with a tough crowd.
The Missouri women’s basketball team (10-6, 1-4 Big 12 Conference) will face all seven Big 12 teams that are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. The Tigers have lost their past 16 games to ranked opponents.
Kansas is on top, but it might not be there long.
Even though the Big 12 Conference has one team with an undefeated conference record, several coaches said the title remains up for grabs.
Most kids playing football in Texas dream of one day hooking ’em at Texas or playing in front of the 12th man at Texas A&M.
That dream doesn’t come to fruition for many high school players in the state because of the abundance of football talent there, but many move on to large schools in other parts of the country.
Missouri Valley outmatched Stephens College in every aspect Monday night, including number of players.
The Stars, who started with only two substitutes, lost 89-29 to the Lady Vikings on Monday night at Silverthorne Arena.
A double-digit margin of victory makes any coach smile.
After the Tigers beat Nebraska 72-51 on Saturday at Hearnes Center, Missouri coach Quin Snyder wasn’t only smiling because his team won a Big 12 Conference game so convincingly. He was admiring a defining moment in the Tigers season, bouncing back from Tuesday’s crushing overtime loss to Texas.
Missouri’s depth shined the brightest on a day when no single Tiger took the spotlight.
Despite competing without some of their most well-rounded gymnasts Sunday, the Tigers set school records in the floor exercise and on the balance beam to beat Southeast Missouri State.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Without throwing any punches, Missouri earned a total knockout against Kansas on Saturday.
The Tigers outhustled and outmuscled the Jayhawks to earn a 76-49 win in front of 2,877 at Allen Fieldhouse.
For the first time in a while, Missouri’s play allowed it an opportunity to relax and even crack a smile.
Stressful games and pressure-packed moments have characterized the Tigers’ season, but there was little tension for the Tigers in a 72-51 win against Nebraska on Saturday at Hearnes Center.
If one person is thankful Missouri freshman Spencer Laurie chose not to redshirt his first year as a Tiger, it’s Tigers’ sophomore Jimmy McKinney.
After all, if Laurie hadn’t been there to lighten his load when the Missouri basketball team stormed through Nebraska 72-51 on Saturday, it would have been a long day for McKinney.
Missouri’s game against Nebraska on Saturday at Hearnes Center seemed to be a typical Big 12 Conference game. It was the teams’ first meeting this season and though the schools are in the North Division, the emotion of the rivalry that exists in football has not recently carried over to the basketball court.
For freshman guard Thomas Gardner, though, the game could not come soon enough.
With the shots not falling, Hickman turned to what has been its savior: its defense.
The Kewpies girls’ basketball team used tough defense to beat Parkway South 71-29 on Saturday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
The game lasted one quarter too long for Douglass.
The Bulldogs, playing their second game in two days, faded in the fourth quarter in a 72-54 loss to Wellston on Saturday at Rock Bridge High. Douglass led all the way until the first minute of the fourth quarter.
It was a record-breaking evening for the Columbia College men’s basketball team, collectively and individually.
The Cougars beat American Midwest Conference rival Harris-Stowe State 109-72 on Saturday at The Arena of Southwell Complex.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — MyEsha Perkins returned to the lineup Saturday and showed Missouri something it had been missing.
Perkins scored 15 points as the MU women’s basketball team defeated Kansas 76-49 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Missouri’s Neville Miller trailed for the majority of his race, and that is just the way he wanted it.
Miller, a junior from St. Louis, won one of the most exciting races of the day at the annual Missouri-Kansas-Kansas State Triangular on Friday at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.
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.