Mr. Smith, who led the Missouri football team for seven seasons, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 in Tuscon, Ariz. He was 68.
The Missouri women's team has been one of the best in the Big 12 from the three-point line, but poor outside shooting in the last two games has caused the offense to struggle.
The incident is the latest in a series dating back to last summer and leading coach Mike Anderson to institute a "no tolerance" policy in July.
The host Colorado Buffaloes scored the first 11 points of the game. Slow starts have been common for MU when playing away from home. But instead of not being able to overcome the early deficit, MU rallied from as many as 14 points down to beat Colorado 66-62 on Saturday afternoon.
Texas constantly put pressure on MU by trapping on the perimeter and playing tough man-to-man defense to force 23 Tiger turnovers and MU’s worst offensive game of the season. Tigers coach Cindy Stein said the Longhorns’ defense wasn’t the problem. Instead it was a lack of production from supporting players who Stein said needed to want to score more.
While the Texas women’s basketball program isn’t at the level of elite programs like Tennessee, Connecticut, or Duke, it’s not like the Longhorns are trudging along in the mud. They have missed the NCAA Tournament two seasons in a row, but it is Texas’ first two-year hiatus from the tournament since its inception in 1982.
The Tigers had two of their toughest opponents, Texas and Kansas, at home, and three beatable opponents, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Colorado, on the road. So far, the only thing that’s gone right for MU is a win over then-No. 12 Texas. The Tigers then lost to Iowa State, Kansas and, on Wednesday, to Texas Tech.
Missouri lost another away game to fall to 0-5 on the road for the season. Keon Lawrence scored a season-high 24 points in the loss.
The Baylor Bears used suffocating defense to give Coach Kim Mulkey her 200th career win, but she downplayed the accomplishment.
Jessra Johnson’s 18 points weren’t enough to pull off an upset against No. 6 Baylor in a 72-57 loss to the Bears at Mizzou Arena.
The last time Baylor came to Columbia, the Bears were the defending national champions and had a 30-game winning streak. The Tigers upset Baylor and ended the streak with a 64-61 win. Now they will be looking to pull off another upset Wednesday as they face No. 6 Baylor at Mizzou Arena.
The Tigers have struggled on the road all year, and lately have been giving up lots of free throw attempts. The game against the Red Raiders provides an opportunity to correct both.
Extra practice sounded good to MU guard Matt Lawrence on Monday. The distinctive swish of a 3-pointer hitting its mark reached his ears more than it has in the Tigers' past few games.
Gallery of photographs from the men's basketball game against Kansas.
Seldom-used forward Vaidotas Volkus scored a career-high eight points in Missouri’s most anticipated contest of the year: the Kansas game.
The Tigers tried valiantly to finish off a second-half comeback, but fell 66-60 to rival Kansas on Saturday afternoon in Lawrence.
Stefhon Hannah’s 23 points weren't enough to stop No. 3 Kansas on Saturday in the Border Showdown at Mizzou Arena.
The Tigers haven’t lost a home game yet this year, but the Jayhawks are probably the most talented team on the Tigers’ schedule.
Missouri’s tallest player can be shy, but take Leo Lyons out of the limelight and more of his personality is revealed.