The Missouri women's basketball team lost its opening SEC tournament game for the third straight year, falling 75-64 to Georgia.
Missouri (10-1) is off to its best start since 1985. The pitching staff leads the SEC in eight categories, including ERA (1.22), saves (6) and shutouts (3). Brett Peel leads the team in batting average (.308) and is fourth in the conference in stolen bases.
Some Missouri basketball players have shown improvement, but the record doesn't show it.
The Tigers pulled off a narrow win over Alabama in the first round of the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Missouri will advance to the semifinals Friday to face reigning champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
+After a rigorous non-conference schedule to open the season, Missouri will travel to South Carolina this weekend for its first conference series of 2015.
The Missouri wheelchair basketball team will begin first-round play in the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Thursday. James Bohnett, a sophomore with almost 15 years of experience, will likely play an integral role if Missouri is to succeed.
Just shy of the program's record of six qualifiers in 2009, the Tigers will send senior Danielle Barbiea, junior Abby Duncan, sophomore Katharine Ross and freshmen Sharli Brady and Hannah Stevens to compete in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 19-21.
He just hit the big shot in Missouri's final home game, but that isn't what the Tigers will miss most when Keith Shamburger graduates.
The tournament began Wednesday night with Auburn's 71-49 win against Florida and an Alabama-Vanderbilt matchup. The field and it features five ranked teams and the usual host of other NCAA Tournament hopefuls from one of the nation's deepest leagues. Missouri will play Georgia at 6 p.m. on Thursday for a shot to face one of those top-tier programs.
The victory, which gave Missouri back-to-back home wins for the first time since early January, wouldn't have happened without a huge game from Shamburger.
Despite its national title expectations, Missouri wrestling will still toss around footballs before practice and try to keep cool ahead of the MAC Tournament this weekend.
Although Georgia beat the Missouri women's basketball team in decisive fashion earlier this season, the teams are now in different shape than they were when they played Jan. 8.
The two worst teams in the SEC will meet Tuesday night in Mizzou Arena.
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The Missouri women's basketball team finished the regular season on a four-game winning streak after a 57-41 win over Arkansas on Sunday.
In a news release, the team cited the weekend snowfall in Columbia and the cold weather forecast as reasons for the series cancellation.
Missourian photographers also captured an after-school workout program and Special Olympics Missouri Best In-State Athlete Allison D'Agostino.
Missouri beat Maryland 5-1 on Sunday.
The Tigers are off to their first 10-1 start since 1985.
Missouri (8-21, 2-14) couldn't manage a second straight win after ending a 13-game losing streak by beating Florida 64-52 on Tuesday night.