Tigers to play Miami in championship game of Hurricanes’ tourney.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Tigers to play Miami in championship game of Hurricanes’ tourney.
Trailing by five at halftime in coach Frank Haiths return from a five-game NCAA suspension, Missouri zoomed into the lead behind freshman Johnathan Williams III and rallied for a 78-67 victory over Northwestern.
It took fewer than 15 minutes Saturday for MU's Ryan Rosburg to match his career high of nine points. He then blew right on by, finishing with 14 points and three rebounds in a 78-67 victory.
Among Missouris myriad struggles last season, snap issues frequently cropped up, especially from the shotgun, but those issues have disappeared with sophomore Evan Boehm at center. Hes done great with it, offensive coordinator Josh Henson said. For the most part, his snaps have been very accurate. More than anything, hes done a great job communicating up front.
Nursing a 17-10 with less than six minutes left against South Carolina, Missouri tried to run out the clock. It didn’t work and the Gamecocks eventually spoiled the fifth-ranked Tigers’ perfect season in double overtime.
When/where: 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Columbia
Missouri completed its first undefeated regular season in volleyball and the first perfect year by a Southeastern Conference team Wednesday night in Columbia.
With three years of realignment nearly in the books, the biggest upset has been recorded in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri and Texas A&M battle in Columbia on Saturday and the Tigers are playing for a spot in the SEC championship game. Win, and Mizzou heads to Atlanta to face the Alabama-Auburn survivor. If this happens, Missouri could achieve a level of success beyond any others in the recent realignment class.
One day, Missouri associate head coach Tim Fuller could have a program of his own. Fuller got a taste of what that will be like during the Tigers’ first five games as he took over the day-to-day operations and guided Missouri to a 5-0 record during head coach Frank Haith’s five-game NCAA suspension.
Missouri’s Johnathan Williams III, a 6-foot-9 freshman forward, followed a 17-rebound performance Saturday against Gardner-Webb with his first career double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds, Monday against IUPUI.
Missouri plays Northwestern on Thursday night in the Las Vegas Invitational. The Tigers tip off at 9:30 p.m. and the game will air on ESPNU.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is one victory from matching Don Faurot, whose name is on the field at Memorial Stadium, for the most career coaching wins with the Tigers. Pinkel hit victory No. 100 when the Tigers won 24-10 on Saturday at Mississippi. During his 13 seasons with the Tigers, Pinkel is 100-62, while Faurot went 101-79-10 in 19 seasons between 1935 and 1956.
No. 5 Missouri, 10-1 and 6-1 in the SEC, is tied for fourth in the Southeastern Conference in red-zone defense, allowing 18 touchdowns and 11 field goals in 36 trips by opposing offenses inside the 20-yard line. On Saturday, Mississippi drove inside the Missouri 10-yard line three times but came away with only three total points. “Our coach always says, ‘If you have a place to stand, you can make a stop,’” senior cornerback Randy Ponder said.
As the clock struck midnight and Monday rolled into Tuesday, Frank Haith was officially reinstated as the Missouri basketball coach. “It feels great,” Haith said Tuesday morning in a teleconference with reporters. “I came over to the office last night around midnight and spent about an hour in there just going through some stuff. It feels good, really good, to be back.”
The award is for the nation’s top player who started his career as a walk-on. The other finalists joining Copeland are Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and Tulsa running back Trey Watts.
Missouri scored the games first eight points and took control early Monday against IUPUI at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers, 5-0, who were playing without suspended coach Frank Haith for the final time, were never really threatened though IUPUI did draw as close as seven points in the second half during a 78-64 victory.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has a lot of admirers in Missouris locker room, starting with the man designing a game plan aimed at keeping the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in check.
One game after pulling down a 17 rebounds, Missouri freshman Johnathan Williams III notched the first double-double of his college career in only his fifth game.
Missouri freshman Harold Brantley became the 11th player to win a weekly award from the Southeastern Conference this season. Brantley, who blocked a field goal and gained 26 yards on a fake punt in the fifth-ranked Tigers 24-10 win at Mississippi, was selected Monday as the SEC special teams player of the week.
Buoyed by a series of upsets Saturday, Missouri jumped up to fifth Sunday in the latest Bowl Championship Series rankings. The Tigers, 10-1 and 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference, clinched at least a share of the SEC East division title by beating the Rebels 24-10, but still must beat Texas A&M on Saturday at Memorial Stadium to secure a spot in the conference title game.
Against Gardner-Webb on Saturday, when Missouri shot a dismal two of 14 from three-point range, Earnest Ross’ ability to get into the paint and use his athleticism allowed him to be the Tigers’ leading scorer with 17 points.
Missouri plays its final game without coach Frank Haith on Monday vs. IUPUI. It tips off at 7 p.m. in Columbia.
The No. 8 Missouri Tigers defeated No. 24 Ole Miss 24-10, moving within one victory of the SEC East championship. James Franklin threw for 142 yards and an interception in his first start in four games. Henry Josey ran for two touchdowns for the Tigers.
Missouri is in good shape to pick up on of the two wins it needs to clinch a spot in the SEC championship game. With a victory, the eighth-ranked Tigers, who lead 17-3 at halftime, would clinch at least a share of the SEC East division crown.
Charting the key plays and stats and handing out grades for Missouri's football team in its 24-10 victory at Mississippi.
Coach Gary Pinkel became the second coach in Missouri history to reach 100 victories. His record is now 100-62 in 13 seasons at MU.
Missouri improves to 4-0 with a 72-63 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. Freshman forward Johanthan Williams III leads MU with 17 rebounds and senior guard Earnest Ross paces the Tigers’ with 17 points.
There is bound to be anxiety the first time Missouri senior quarterback James Franklin drops back to pass Saturday against No. 24 Mississippi. Franklin hasnt taken any stressful snaps since Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins drove his throwing shoulder into the ground Oct. 12. Franklin missed the next four games with a sprained shoulder.
The Missouri volleyball team clinched the schools first Southeastern Conference championship Friday night, improving to 32-0 overall with a sweep of Mississippi State in Columbia.
Missouri announced Friday that Stefan Jankovic, a 6-foot-11 sophomore forward from Mississauga, Ontario, has decided to transfer. As a freshman, Jankovic, who was born in Serbia, appeared in 25 games, including two starts. He averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game.