Men set Mizzou Arena record
It’s the lowest scoring total by a Missouri opponent since the Tigers defeated Iowa State 36-25 on Jan. 3, 1947, and the lowest in the 11-year history of Mizzou Arena.
Freshman forward Kevin Puryear (Blue Springs, Mo.) led all scorers with 13 points, while matching his season-high rebound total with eight. Junior guard Wes Clark (Detroit, Mich.) also scored in double figures, posting 11 points, all in the first half. Sophomore forward Jakeenan Gant (Springfield, Ga.) recorded career-highs in rebounds and blocks, with 11 and four, respectively.
Woods’ production has picked up since the calendar flipped to December. Entering Tuesday’s 8 p.m. game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-11), he’s averaging 6.5 points and 4.7 rebounds over the past six games compared to 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in November.
The onslaught was so bad at halftime, MU coach Kim Anderson gave his team an unusual challenge in the locker room when the Tigers led 39-12.
"I said, ‘OK, what do you think we can hold them under?’" Anderson said. "They said, ‘30.’ I said, ‘There’s no way. If you hold them to 30 we won’t have practice tomorrow.’"
Women sweep non-con, tie record
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Playing in front of 6,154 fans at Mizzou Arena, Mizzou Women's Basketball (13-0) extended its best start in program history and matched the longest win streak in program history on Tuesday evening with an 88-71 win over Charlotte (7-4). Four Tigers scored in double figures, led by junior forward Jordan Frericks (Quincy, Ill.), who posted her 20th double-double of her career with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Mizzou (13-0) tips off SEC play Monday against No. 13 Tennessee in what should be the most anticipated home game of coach Robin Pingeton’s six years on the bench. The Tigers are 1-3 against the Lady Vols since joining the SEC in 2012-13. The 13-game winning streak ties the team’s single-season record, set in 1984-85.
In Tuesday’s game against Charlotte, Cunningham had one of her quietest performances of the season and played only 23 minutes due to foul trouble. Frericks slid back into the pilot’s chair and turned in a vintage performance, delivering 16 points and 15 rebounds in 23rd-ranked Missouri’s 88-71 victory at Mizzou Arena in front of a crowd of 6,154, the sixth-largest crowd for a home game in program history. It marked the 20th career double-double for Frericks, a junior forward. It’s her third double-double this season after she had 12 as a sophomore
The Missouri softball team’s 2016 schedule will test its mettle. The Tigers will play at least one game against four teams that made last year’s Women’s College World Series. Eight of Missouri’s nonconference opponents made the NCAA Tournament last season. And the Tigers will play at home on only one date before April — a March 16 doubleheader against Western Illinois at University Field.
The Patriots have one of the all-time greats at quarterback in Tom Brady. There was no need to get cute. Belichick should’ve put the ball in Brady’s hands and given him a chance to win the game. Instead, New England kicked off after winning the coin toss, the Jets marched down the field, scored a touchdown and won 26-20.
While I didn’t agree with Belichick’s choice to put faith in his defense — even if a similar move paid off in New England’s 2013 overtime win against Denver — I wondered throughout Missouri’s 2015 football season whether the Tigers might have been better served if they never elected to receive a kickoff.
This appears to be a pervasive comment /sentiment surrounding Mizzou football. pic.twitter.com/onkDdI57rH— Oscar Gambler (@oscargambler) December 30, 2015