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Defensive lapses hurt Missouri

Looking at Syracuse guard Gerry McNamara’s stat sheet before Monday night’s game must have been dizzying for Missouri.

After McNamara blazed through Boston College on Saturday with six 3-pointers, the Tigers’ defense found its target.

2 Tigers cited for role in fight

Missouri officials announced Monday that two women’s basketball players will be disciplined for their role in a postgame fight between several Kansas and Missouri players Saturday.

The news comes after a series of accusations and denials from members of both schools about the ugly scene at midcourt after Kansas’ 55-52 win at Hearnes Center.Missouri coach Cindy Stein and Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden released statements about the fight Monday, announcing that Missouri recommended disciplinary action for two of its players and will await any further action until the Big 12 Conference office reviews the fight.

Ballard, Cougars push winning streak to 15

Khamari Ballard’s scoring ability earned him second-team All-America honors last season, but his defensive prowess might propel him to first team this year.

The Columbia College men’s basketball team beat the College of the Ozarks 67-52 on Monday at the Arena of Southwell Complex despite one of its worst shooting performances of the season.

Forth makes it sound, look simple

For Syracuse center Craig Forth, there’s something about Missouri.

Forth, a 7-foot, 259-pound senior, had one of his stronger games against Missouri last season, getting 11 points and a career-high four assists in the Orangemen’s 76-69 win. On Wednesday, he continually found openings underneath the basket on his way to a career-high 18 points.

Coaches realize there are no walkovers this year

No team has played more than two conference games and two teams have not started league play. Only a week into the conference season, Big 12 Conference coaches are praising the strength of the league.

“I think, from top to bottom, it’s the best it has ever been,” Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton said.

Tigers fall short

It wasn’t the start Missouri gymnastics coach Rob Drass expected.

After finishing 2003 third in the Big 12 Conference, the highest league ranking in school history, the Tigers were set for another unprecedented season.

Tigers face big tests

Regardless of whether Missouri is ready, the big boys are coming.

Even though the Tigers (6-5, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) have not consistently found their stride offensively or defensively, they have reached a crucial stretch of games. It begins tonight at 8 at Hearnes Center when defending national champion Syracuse meets the Tigers.

K.C. can’t overcome Manning, errors

KANSAS CITY — Record days from Kansas City’s Priest Holmes and Dante Hall weren’t about to stop Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning from going to his first AFC Championship Game.

More important, the Chiefs’ defense couldn’t stop him, either.

Confidence boost

In basketball, there are no style points. Each win counts the same, be it a 30-point blowout or a double-overtime squeaker. When your team is struggling to find a consistent effort, you will take any win you can get.

In desperate need of a victory before moving into a brutal stretch of its schedule, Missouri defeated Texas A&M 82-77 on Saturday at Hearnes Center.

Johnson, Paulding spark MU

For the first time all season, Arthur Johnson played like Arthur Johnson, and Rickey Paulding played like Rickey Paulding.

After tentative performances and inconsistent play in Missouri’s first 10 games, Johnson and Paulding showed why they are All-American candidates in the Tigers’ 82-77 victory against Texas A&M on Saturday at Hearnes Center.

Rams ousted in OT

ST. LOUIS – After all he did, it was only fitting that Jeff Wilkins got the chance to tie, and win, the game. After all his successes it seemed inevitable Wilkins would get the job done.

He came up a couple of feet short.

Pulley’s 1st start a winner

Before Missouri’s 82-77 win against Texas A&M, junior point guard Randy Pulley had only played five games with the Tigers and only averaged 13.8 minutes per game. That was long enough to impress Missouri coach Quin Snyder.

Pulley made his first start as a Tiger against the Aggies on Saturday. He made it count.

Burchard nets 400th win

Andre Amos, a Columbia College senior guard, had difficulty sleeping before Saturday’s game with Lyon (Ark.) at the Arena of Southwell Complex. Fortunately for the Cougars, Amos’ game was wide awake.

The Cougars beat the Scots 78-57 on Saturday after Lyon won their previous meeting 67-48 on Nov. 15 in Batesville, Ark.

KU fights past MU

What was a typically intense and emotional women’s basketball game between Missouri and Kansas turned into an ugly scene after the final buzzer Saturday.

After Kansas’ 55-52 win, a fight broke out at half-court between several players, and eventually coaches from both teams and members of Missouri’s athletic department, including Athletic Director Mike Alden, broke up the fight.

Tigers still feel injury

Missouri is having an identity crisis.

Kansas, which has been winless in four games on the road before Saturday, defeated the Tigers 55-52 at Hearnes Center.

Kewps roll to victory

In the two weeks since its loss to Republic, Hickman has winning big by keeping its offense democratic. While Amy and Jodi Bolerjack have remained consistent forces offensively, different players have had big games on different night.

On Saturday, it was Kaela Rorvig’s turn.

Glendale sweeps Bruins, Kewpies

Glendale was too much for Hickman and Rock Bridge on Friday, winning all but five races.

Glendale defeated Hickman 122-61 and Rock Bridge 127-56 at Hickman High.

Jones’ quarterback talent earns entry to MU Hall

Before the running and passing show of Brad Smith, before the Columbia clout of Chase Patton, there was Corby Jones.

And Friday, Jones stood before family, friends and alumni as one of six inductees to the University of Missouri Hall of Fame.

Tigers offense facing trouble zone

The Missouri offense might have met its match.

The 2-3 zone defense, nemesis of free-flowing offenses, has given the Tigers fits this season.

Tigers aim to rebound against KU

Many things have come and gone in Marian Washington’s 31 years as coach of the Kansas Jayhawks.

Washington made her first trip to Hearnes Center in 1978, three years after the building opened. In that game, the Jayhawks escaped with a 70-69 victory.