Missouri men's basketball senior forward Laurence Bowers was recognized as a recipient of the Mizzou '39 during the Tigers' game against Baylor on Saturday for his leadership, academic achievement and service to the university and the community.
The No. 4 Missouri Tigers beat No. 6 Baylor 72-57 at Mizzou Arena. In the second half, Missouri used a 17-3 run to take control of the game. Phil Pressey had 19 points to lead the Tigers who improved to 23-2 and 10-2 in Big 12 Conference play.
Missouri softball hosted an inter-squad scrimmage Saturday and introduced 10 freshmen to the team. Regular season play starts next weekend.
The Tigers missed a last-second 3-point shot that would have sent the game to overtime. Missouri is still without a victory in the Big 12 this season.
Neither team led by more than five points until the No. 4 Tigers (23-2, 10-2) went on a 17-3 run during the middle of the second half on the way to a 72-57 victory over the No. 6 Bears.
After a tumultuous offseason, the No. 4 Tigers have surpassed all expectations this year because of strong team chemistry.
For the past two weeks, the Missouri men's basketball team has played quick Saturday-Monday turnarounds followed by week-long gaps, but each situation provides the Tigers a different way to prepare.
Despite Missouri's 0-11 conference record, fellow Big 12 coaches are noticing Robin Pingeton's dedication to her team.
Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas A&M are the programs that seem to have the most potential as strong rivals of the Tigers.
The Tigers saw their losing streak grow to 11 games Wednesday night with a 65-52 loss to Iowa State at Mizzou Arena, forcing them to look for positives in places other than the scoreboard.
The Tigers lost to the Cyclones on Wednesday night, 65-52. Kyley Simmons and BreAnna Brock had 14 points each for Missouri, who fell to 0-11 in Big 12 Conference play.
Haith left his mediocre 7-year post in Florida to coach the Tigers, who are now No. 4 in the country.
With No. Kansas' 68-54 victory over No. 7 Baylor on Wednesday night, the Jayhawks (19-5) move into a tie with No. 4 Missouri (22-2) atop the Big 12 standings with both teams at 9-2 in conference play.
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said the first three years of rebuilding a program are the hardest.
Mizzou '39 recognizes the top 39 outstanding seniors at MU for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the campus and community. Eight of this year's recipients are student athletes.
Iowa State, like the Tigers, lost their first five conference games of the season. Since then, however, the Cyclones have been able to reverse fortunes.
The MU athletics department is offering $1 admission to those who "like" the team's Facebook page.
The No. 4 Missouri men's basketball team claimed first place in the Big 12 by edging Oklahoma 71-68 on Monday night in Norman, Okla.
After its dramatic comeback win against Kansas on Saturday, the Missouri men's basketball team remained ranked No. 4 in Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls.
Missouri senior Marcus Denmon was named Big 12 Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 74-71 win over Kansas on Saturday. Denmon scored 29 points, including nine in the final two minutes to lead a Missouri comeback.