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Mizzou basketball followed its plan perfectly, but the plan didn't account for mutations

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The Anderson Plan accounts for the musings of the masses. Introduce a mutation such as Arizona's freshman guards mutating into 3-point assassins and the whole thing crumbles.

"The thing they wanted us to do was dare us to take some 3s and test us," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "We passed the test because our three guards had great (outings) from 3. If that wasn’t the case, that strategy would have been much more effective."

It wasn’t. In front of an estimated crowd of 7,532, the Wildcats (8-2) made a season-high 13 3-pointers — on just 24 attempts. It was a season-best percentage of 54.2.

-- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Depleted Arizona too much for Mizzou

"We were trying to make the game ugly," MU sophomore guard Cullen VanLeer said. "We did a really good job of doing it in the first half. The second half, they got a little run and we didn’t respond on the other end with any buckets. The lead grew quickly, and we couldn’t get it back."


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-- KC Star: Three point barrage paces No. 20 Arizona past Mizzou

If only Kim had remained a Mule. Alas.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Women's basketball fared better, though!

KC Star: Missouri women top Wichita State

The Tigers were down 21-20 at the half but outscored the Shockers 26-16 in the third quarter. Wichita State kept things close in the fourth quarter, but Missouri went on a 14-7 run in the last 5:50 in sealing the win.


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Mizzou Tigers pennant You had a really, really good run, ladies

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Gophers end Mizzou volleyball season in NCAA tourney

Mizzou, the No. 15 seed, evened the score after the second set but couldn’t match Minnesota’s firepower in sets three and four in the NCAA regional semifinal. The Gophers (28-4) took the match 25-15, 21-25, 25-19, 25-14 and advanced to Saturday’s regional final to face the winner of Friday’s late match between No. 7 seed North Carolina and No. 10 UCLA.

KC Star: No. 2 seed Minnesota eliminates No. 15 seed Mizzou in NCAA Volleyball Sweet 16

Missouri senior Carly Kan put together a spectacular Sweet Sixteen performance Friday during the NCAA Division I volleyball tournament in Minneapolis.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the No. 15 seed Tigers to upset No. 2 seed Minnesota, which claimed a 3-1 victory that ends MU’s season.

Kan pounded out match-high 20 kills, hitting .292 with only six errors to lead Mizzou’s attack.


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Mizzou Tigers pennant Looking ahead:

The Missourian: Missouri gymnastics impresses at annual Black & Gold Meet

On the vault, the Tigers showed balanced production from its junior class, led by team-high marks of 9.825 from Shauna Miller and Becca Schugel.

Schugel, who did not compete in the floor exercise during last year's sophomore season, also led Missouri with a 9.825 score in the event.

Sophomore Morgan Porter, who captured the Freshman of the Year Award in the Southeastern Conference last season, impressed on the balance beam, recording a 9.9 to lead the team.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Wrestling stays rolling

MUTigers.com: Six Score Bonus Points in Mizzou Wrestling's 35-7 Win Over Ohio

Six wrestlers scored bonus points as No. 5 Mizzou Wrestling (3-1, 2-0 MAC) defeated Ohio (2-3, 1-1 MAC), 35-7, on Sunday morning in a Mid-American Conference dual. Among the six Tigers who produced bonus points, redshirt junior 125-pounder Aaron Assad (Brecksville, Ohio), redshirt freshman 133-pounder Jaydin Eierman (Columbia, Mo.) and redshirt sophomore 165-pounder Daniel Lewis (Blue Springs, Mo.) led the way with wins over ranked opponents.