November 28, 2015

Mizzou drops season finale to Arkansas in Pinkel’s final regular season game

MIZFBAlex Collins ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns as the Missouri Tigers fell to Arkansas, 28-3, Friday afternoon at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The defense for Mizzou (5-7, 1-7 SEC) could have hardly started any better, as they allowed positive yardage on just one of Arkansas’ first eight plays. In all, five of those eight plays went for negative yardage, including a Ricky Hatley sack to give the defense two three-and-outs to start the game.

But the Hogs’ offensive line – the largest in the country – quickly asserted its will. Collins scored touchdowns of four, seven and 25 yards on consecutive first-half drives for the Razorbacks, who registered their first win in the series since the 2003 Independence Bowl. Arkansas (7-5, 5-3) ran 52 times for 208 yards (4.0 ypc), and held a 2-to-1 edge in time of possession.

Kentrell Brothers added another 12 tackles to his nation-leading total, along with 2.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup. He now has 152 tackles on the season, which is the fourth-most in Mizzou history. His 358 career stops tie him with Sean Doyle (1999-2002) for eighth place on the Tiger career charts.


Four score in double figures as Missouri State wins home opener

11521647Missouri State got 16 points and 8 rebounds from senior Camyn Boone to lead the Bears past visiting William Woods, 77-56, here Friday in the home opener for MSU.

Missouri State (1-4) won its 13th straight home opener and improved to 33-1 in its Division I era in home-opening games. Paul Lusk’s squad also got 12 points from Chris Kendrix, 11 from Dequon Miller and 10 from freshman Jarred Dixon in the win.

William Woods was led by Bryan DeGeare who tallied 15 points and a game-high 9 rebounds.

After leading by 11 at the midway point, the Bears held the Owls without a field goal for the first 6 minutes of the second half to extend their lead to their biggest of the afternoon, 54-30. The 15-2 rally to start the final stanza marked the Bears’ best run of the young season.

William Woods (4-3) used a series of 3-pointers, including a pair by DeGeare, to climb back to within 62-46 with 8 minutes to go, but the Bears responded with some defensive intensity, capped by a steal and layup by Shawn Roundtree, Jr., and a trey by Miller that made it 70-49 with 4:18 remaining. [Read more…]

2015 Show Me Bowl Schedule


Friday, November 27, 2015
9:30 a.m. 8-man North Andrew vs. Stanberry
1:00 p.m. Class 4 Webb City vs. Kearney
4:15 p.m. Class 2 Malden vs. Lamar
7:30 p.m. Class 6 Blue Springs South vs. Christian Brothers College
Saturday, November 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. Class 3 John Burroughs vs. Odessa
2:15 p.m. Class 1 Valle Catholic vs. Penney
5:30 p.m. Class 5 Chaminade vs. Fort Osage

Host Bears sweep past Loyola into MVC volleyball tourney semifinals

11520790Missouri State collected its eighth consecutive win and advanced into Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Championship semifinals with a 25-13, 25-20, 25-16 victory over sixth-seeded Loyola (20-12) Thursday evening at Hammons Student Center.

The No. 3 Bears (23-9) will face second-seeded Southern Illinois (23-8) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, while Wichita State and UNI meet in the other semifinal at 5 p.m.

Missouri State hit .288 in the match and stifled the Ramblers to a .102 team attack efficiency, as MVC Player of the Year Lily Johnson led the way with 18 kills while Simone House had four blocks.

House started a 6-0 run early in the first set with a kill-block-kill sequence that helped the Bears to a 9-4 lead. Ashley Ophoven, who had nine kills in the match, scored two during a 4-0 run to 15-7, and Johnson and House teamed up for a block and a 20-10 lead as MSU hit. 361 in the set. [Read more…]

‘Roos survive scare from the Blue Tigers as UMKC downs Lincoln

umkcmbbUMKC survived a scare on Wednesday night, but in the end came away with a 73-72 win over Lincoln at Municipal Auditorium.

UMKC (3-2) trailed early on in the game to the Blue Tigers (3-2), letting in 21 points in the first 7:35. LU pushed its lead to as many as nine at the 9:57 mark before the ‘Roos started to pick it up. UMKC tied it at 28 with 4:54 on the clock on a Dashawn King layup, before taking the lead a few minutes later on a LaVell Boyd three.

The ‘Roos pushed their lead to as many as seven before the half, but Lincoln scored the final five points of the half to make it 38-36 at the break.

UMKC shot a blistering 59 percent in the half, while LU hit for 47 percent. The difference proved to be a 10-4 edge on the free throw line for the ‘Roos. [Read more…]