March 27, 2006 |
Mike Anderson was hired as Missouri's men's basketball coach yesterday, taking over after Quin Snyder's resignation last month. Anderson, who led Alabama-Birmingham to a 24-9 record and an NCAA tournament appearance this season, is the first black head coach hired on a permanent basis in a major sport at Missouri. He is a former assistant to Nolan Richardson at Arkansas and played for Richardson at Tulsa. As coach at UAB for four years, Anderson put together an 89-41 record with three NCAA tourney appearances.
January 20, 1998 |
Just as it did last season and the one before that, Missouri brought its A-game out of the cobwebs for Kansas. Playing with a dislocated shoulder, sixth man Tyron Lee hit two free throws with 11.4 seconds to play as the host Tigers upset the No. 3 Jayhawks for the third straight time at home, winning, 74-73, last night. "They're a top 10 team when we play them, in this building at least," Kansas guard Ryan Robertson said. "It's unfortunate for them that they can't duplicate that performance every time they step out on the floor.
March 19, 1996 |
Alabama thought it would have to contend with Missouri's towering twins in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. With one of them suspended, 6-10 center Roy Rogers easily sent the Crimson Tide into the third round. Rogers had 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks last night as Alabama beat the visiting Tigers, 72-49. The Tide advanced to tomorrow night's game at South Carolina, which beat Vanderbilt, 80-70. The winner heads to the tournament semifinals in New York.
March 26, 2009 |
It wasn't as if Memphis coach John Calipari had forgotten what freshman guard Tyreke Evans could do once the season started. Evans, who played at American Christian Academy in Aston, came to Memphis as one of the nation's most-heralded recruits. Still, Calipari was cautious about asking Evans to step into the point-guard spot vacated by last year's freshman sensation, Derrick Rose, who led the Tigers to the national championship game against Kansas and then became the top pick in the NBA draft.
March 25, 1994 |
Rooster Cogburn had it. So does Missouri, perhaps the ugliest, least appreciated, most maligned No. 1 seed ever to lurch within one victory of the Final Four. But true grit can mask a great many flaws, as the Tigers did in their 98-88, overtime victory over fourth-seeded Syracuse last night in an NCAA West Regional semifinal game at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Missouri plays Arizona tomorrow afternoon for the West championship and a ticket to the Final Four in Charlotte, N.C. "The main thing is that our team has a lot of grit," Missouri coach Norm Stewart said after the latest in a long line of improbable successes.
February 1, 2005 |
Two picture-perfect, one-handed lobs by Aaron Miles set up easy baskets by Christian Moody and J.R. Giddens, and all of a sudden there seemed little doubt that No. 3 Kansas would rally to beat Missouri. Giddens' bucket gave Kansas a nine-point lead - after trailing by eight at halftime. It got the crowd screaming and sent the host Jayhawks rolling to a 73-61 victory over their archrival last night. "I was sitting on the bench, but I was yelling my lungs out," said Wayne Simien, who had 22 points and eight rebounds.
March 11, 1995 |
Iowa State, truly, was saved by the bell. The Cyclones, finishing up a dismal first half capped by the ejection of coach Tim Floyd just before the intermission, regrouped and rallied to upset No. 17 Missouri in the first round of the Big Eight Tournament yesterday in Kansas City, Mo. "It's kind of like the fighter getting knocked down just before the bell," assistant coach Terry Reed said. "If that half hadn't come, the situation could have really deteriorated. " Iowa State made just one of its first 19 shots, but Missouri failed to capitalize, hitting only four of its first 18. After 12 minutes, the Tigers held an 8-5 lead.
October 30, 2004 |
A charter plane carrying Missouri players to the game at Nebraska went off the runway in wet conditions last evening at Columbia (Mo.) Regional Airport. No one was injured in the mishap, which happened just after 5 p.m., said airport safety officer Robert Bias. "The pilot made a tight turn, and the left main gear slipped into the mud," Bias said. The plane was pulled out of the mud so passengers could reboard the Champion Air 727 last night, he said. Chad Moller, a spokesman for the Missouri athletic department, said the plane had been getting into position on the runway and moving at a very low speed.
December 7, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Villanova wasn't supposed to win last night at Madison Square Garden. So when the Wildcats, who had lost two of their previous three games, trailed 10th-ranked, unbeaten Missouri by 16 points with a little over 12 minutes to go in the first game of the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader, well, it seemed about right. But 11 minutes later the Wildcats were within seven, with the ball. A turnover coming out of a timeout when Maalik Wayns got trapped in the corner and threw a pass that sailed untouched into the backcourt, pretty much derailed their comeback.
November 15, 2005 |
Greg Folgia, who helped pitch Christopher Dock to the PIAA Class A baseball championship last spring, signed a letter of intent yesterday to play at the University of Missouri. Folgia signed in the auditorium at Dock, a small Mennonite school, before about 50 people, including a number of his classmates. Missouri is a member of the Big Twelve Conference, as is Texas, the defending College World Series champion. His other suitors included Kentucky, East Carolina, Villanova and Pittsburgh.