The #13 Missouri Tigers defeated the #11 Tennessee Lady Volunteers 77-73 in front of a record crowd at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. Sophie Cunningham led all players with 32 points and went three of six from beyond the arc. Jordan Frericks also scored 16 and grabbed seven rebounds.Tennessee came out of the gate cold, shooting only 23.5 percent from the floor in the first quarter. Missouri took advantage and jumped out to a 15-point lead early in the second quarter.
Mizzou was able to end their 3-game skid with a win against Florida last week, albeit a shaky one. The Tigers played very uncharacteristically, allowing an inferior Gator to team to make it a close game. The Tigers came into Thursday’s game against the Kentucky Wildcats looking to further regain their momentum. And regain it they did. The Tigers were electric from the start, with 26 first quarter points and they didn’t let up. Jordan Frericks and Amber Smith combined for 28 points, Cierra Porter had 16 with 11 rebounds, but nobody could possibly match up to the game Sophie Cunningham had. Cunningham dropped a stunning 29 points, lighting up the court and ultimately, like she has been all year, showing why she’s the difference maker on this team.
The Missouri Tigers Men’s Basketball team came into Wednesday’s matchup against the 19th ranked Auburn Tigers with a 13-6 record, going 3-3 in SEC conference games. The Missouri Tigers, led by Head Coach Cuonzo Martin, were coming off a loss to Texas A&M, where they scored a season low 49 points, and pushed their streak of scoring less than 70 points in a game to four. Coach Martin has been looking to infiltrate a Golden State Warriors, three point based, offensive attack. Which is shown by the 172 made threes coming into this game, second most ever through 19 games in school history.
The Tigers entered Sunday’s matinee game against Arkansas ready to extend their three- game win streak. The confidence from that win streak, which includes a win against defending National Champion South Carolina, inspired the Tigers to a dominant victory over the Razorbacks, 88-54. Mizzou started the game off strong, with an impressive 28 first quarter points, and never let up. The Tigers never trailed, and never looked even close to vulnerable. The 51 first half points was a season high, and the total 88 points beat out the 86 that the Tigers scored against New Orleans for another season high.
The Missouri Football team lost their season finale on Wednesday night with a bowl game loss to Texas in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Tigers were plagued by turnovers as they turned the ball over four times with 3 lost fumbles and one interception. One of the fumbles was lost by Missouri running back Ish Witter and returned for a 38-yard touchdown by Texas linebacker Anthony Wheeler.
After the first drive of the game, one could get a firm grasp of which team decided to show up. Mizzou started the game by giving up 45 yards in penalties in one drive, allowing the Longhorns to waltz in for an easy touchdown. The Texas offense put up 14 points in the first quarter, a Texas Bowl record (What an accomplishment!). The Tigers didn’t record a first down until the 1:05 mark of that same quarter. Both of UT’s touchdowns came on solid downfield passes. Drew Lock did not throw a ball downfield until the last play of the first quarter. But that was just the first quarter, the Tigers can turn things around. One would be of the right mind to think that, but, as we’ve seen time and time again from this football team, one would be utterly disappointed.
Missouri women’s basketball rolled in an non-conference bout against the New Orleans privateers, 81-45 at home Saturday. Junior Sophie Cunningham completely dominated, recording 18 points to lead Missouri scorers. The junior continued to star after being held to just a single point in Thursday’s win. Missouri raced out a strong start, pressing on defense in the first quarter and grabbing a 24-6 lead after the first quarter. New Orleans seemed overmatched form the start.
The Missouri Football team won their final game of the regular season on Friday afternoon over Arkansas, 48-45, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. On a seasonably warm afternoon in Fayetteville, both teams had their offenses working early in this one. The teams combined to score 59 points in the first 30 minutes of action as big plays were the theme of the first half. The Missouri offense finished with 696 yards of offense on the day.
The Mizzou Tigers remain undefeated during this regular season as they roll to a 44 victory over the Wagner Seahawks 99-55. The Tigers led from the outset as they led by 16 in the first 10 minutes of the game and continued to build on that lead throughout. Led in the first half by Kassius Robertson and Jontay Porter they jumped out to a 54-21 point lead at the end of the first half as the second half followed suit of the first half with more hustle and effort from the Tigers.
Week 9 of the 2017 NFL season is in the books which means we are halfway through the season. There have been tons of injuries ending many star player’s seasons but the season has been bright for the healthy players. Here are my halfway season projections for the NFL honors awards.
At his weekly press conference, head coach Barry Odom praised his young freshman talent and showed faith in his team to get to bowl eligibility. After a dominant win over Tennessee, Missouri’s head coach Barry Odom looked relieved to be able to walk up to the podium after yet another victory for his Tigers. In his opening statement, Odom was quick to praise the performance of the run game and just as quick to recognize the missed opportunities in the passing game.
Rugby is a sport that flows like soccer and plays like football. It’s not a sport appreciated by the majority of American sports fans. Still, it’s found a niche following in clubs and universities across the nation. Mizzou’s club rugby squad has seen tremendous success in recent seasons. Just last year, the team made it to the final four in their collegiate division. In 2017, the team is off to a 3-1 start. On October 28, the team did battle in a tight game against Iowa State resulting in a 17-15 victory.
Women’s basketball hosted their first exhibition game of the year Monday night in Mizzou Arena against McKendree University. With men’s basketball generating so much excitement, the women look to solidify their top 20 preseason ranking. They currently sit at 16 in the AP poll. All-SEC guard Sophie Cunningham got off to a fast start, stuffing the stat sheet with 4 points, a steal, an assist, and 2 boards early. The rest of the Tigers started on fire behind the arc, going 4-7 from behind the arc in the first quarter. They also forced 6 turnovers, which were converted into 12 points. It all added up to a 31 to 7 Tigers lead after the first quarter.
On Oct. 11, one day after the U.S. men’s national soccer team lost to Trinidad and Tobago, former U.S. national team member and current Fox Sports analyst Alexi Lalas joined Colin Cowherd on the set of Cowherd’s podcast show “The Herd” to talk about the team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. “I woke up this morning and I physically ached,” Lalas said. “It was a disappointment and a sadness and a shame. This team, they failed themselves, they failed the sport and they failed the country.”
The mood at the Missouri men’s basketball media day Tuesday could be defined as excitement.
“I’m ready to go,” junior guard Terrence Phillips said. “I want to get this thing started.”
Phillips is one of the veterans on this young team. He said that disagreements between the veterans and the newer players on the team haven’t been a problem. Two scrimmages against Kansas and Wisconsin have given the team plenty of opportunities to play with one another and see what works.
The 16th-ranked Missouri Tigers opened up its season with a 77-55 exhibition victory over Southwest Baptist University. The Tiger’s dominance on the boards, out-rebounding the Bearcats 46-28, perfectly illustrates how they handled this one with relative ease. Lauren Aldridge set the tone for the Tigers, with a 3-pointer for the first points of the game, in her long awaited debut in the black and gold, after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Zach Zook Mid-Season NCAA All-American List College football season is already more than halfway over, allowing plenty of new players to forge a name for themselves in the college football world. As such, this is KCOU’s Mid-Season All-American team. The offense is lead by college football superstars Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley, two players that […]
Matthew Terry Drew Lock’s run of dominance against group of five and FCS schools continued today, as he shined with 377 yards and five touchdowns in a crushing 52-12 win over the Connecticut Huskies. The game started out with a struggle for the Tigers, as their first drive ended on a safety after a snap […]
On Friday October 20th, 2017, the Missouri Tigers took on the Georgia Bulldogs at Hearnes Arena in hopes of snapping their one game losing streak and improving their record to 13-8. The Georgia Bulldogs came into this game in hopes of improving their winning streak to two games and improving their record to 14-8.
As the check was toted onto the floor and projected on the Sprint Center jumbotron, two legions watching from opposite sides of the looming screen, one blue-clad, the other in gold and black, took a rare moment to cease their battle of jeers. Instead, some with mouths as agape as the zeros they were counting at the end of the check’s astronomical sum, every fan stood and applauded. It was a strangely beautiful moment of unity in the midst of an event that reverberated with echoes of past hatred between two nemeses. Missouri and Kansas, patrons of the bygone Border War rivalry, came together Sunday for a college basketball scrimmage like no other. The “Showdown for Relief,” as it was dubbed, raised over $1.75 million in charity for hurricane relief efforts.