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Tennessee's Victor Bailey Jr., center, drives past teammate Olivier Nkamhoua, left, and Missouri's Dru Smith, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

No. 7 Tennessee routs No. 12 Missouri 73-53 in SEC opener

Dec. 31, 2020 12:47 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Yves Pons can help Tennessee win games even without scoring, yet he’s perfectly capable of dominating on offense, too. On Wednesday night, the reigning Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year did a bit of everything, leading the seventh-ranked Volunteers to a 73-53...

Missouri's Jeremiah Tilmon, left, is embraced by teammate Javon Pickett, right, after they defeated Bradley in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Tilmon's 3-point play rallies No. 14 Missouri past Bradley

Dec. 22, 2020 10:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jeremiah Tilmon’s three-point play with a second left lifted No. 14 Missouri over Bradley 54-53 on Tuesday night. Down eight with under four minutes to go, Missouri (6-0) closed on a 6-0 run in the final 1:33 to spoil Bradley's upset bid in dramatic fashion. On the...

State Rep. Wiley Price IV, D-St. Louis, takes his seat on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, after being sworn into Missouri's 100th legislative session at the Jefferson City, Mo., Capitol building. The Ethics Committee launched an investigation of Price, a St. Louis Democrat, after a staffer reported that he admitted to having sex with the intern after a party at a local bar in January.  The Ethics Committee found the staffer's report credible and on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, gave Price until Wednesday afternoon to resign. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Missouri lawmaker denounced for alleged sex with intern

Dec. 16, 2020 6:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker allegedly had sex with an intern and then threatened a staffer to keep quiet about it, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Wednesday. The Ethics Committee gave Democratic St. Louis Rep. Wiley Price until Wednesday afternoon to resign over...

Calip, Ruffridge lead No. 20 Missouri St women past Mizzou

Dec. 14, 2020 10:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Brice Calip and Elle Ruffridge scored 18 points apiece and No. 20 Missouri State scored its last 12 points from the foul line to defeat Missouri 72-58 on Monday night. The Bears led by as many as 18 points in the first half but Mizzou put them in foul trouble in the third quarter and...

Georgia quarterback JT Daniels throws during the first half of an NCAA college football against Missouri game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Daniels, Pickens connect, lead No. 12 Georgia over Missouri

Dec. 12, 2020 5:13 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia quarterback JT Daniels is confident that wherever he tosses it, George Pickens will make the catch. Daniels threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Pickens as No. 12 Bulldogs broke away from Missouri 49-14 Saturday. “I’ll never overthrow George,”...

Liberty's Chris Parker, right, tries to drive past Missouri's Mark Smith, center, and Mitchell Smith during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won 69-60.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Mark Smith scores 17, Missouri gets past Liberty 69-60

Dec. 9, 2020 10:38 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Mark Smith scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime, Dru Smith added 14 points and Missouri turned back Liberty 69-60 on Wednesday night. Xavier Pinson added 12 points for the Tigers (4-0), who trailed at halftime for the first time this season. Blake Preston scored 12 points for the...

Missouri suspect in Chinese wife's disappearance denied bond

Dec. 7, 2020 7:41 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia man charged with killing his Chinese wife, who has been missing for more than a year, will remain in jail without bond, a judge ruled Monday. Joseph Elledge, 25, has been held without bond since being charged last year with first-degree murder in the death of Mengqi Ji, who...

Missouri place kicker Harrison Mevis (92) kicks a 32-yard field goal to defeat Arkansas 50-48 on the final play of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri erases late deficit to beat Arkansas in wild finish

Dec. 5, 2020 6:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz saw his team fall behind Arkansas on the most improbable 2-point conversion imaginable, he turned to quarterback Connor Bazelak with a simple message. “Let’s go win the game,” Drinkwitz told the freshman. Bazelak drove the Tigers...

Acting Arkansas coach Barry Odom, left, is pulled back to the sideline by an assistant during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Missouri takes on ex-coach Odom, Arkansas in rivalry game

Dec. 3, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Missouri quarterback Conor Bazelak should have a pretty good idea how to dissect the Arkansas defense on Saturday. His old coach is the one running it. Barry Odom didn't wander far after he was fired by as the head coach of the Tigers late last year, accepting a job as the defensive coordinator under new...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's Department in Columbia, Mo., shows Joseph Elledge. Law enforcement officers have finished searching a section of a central Missouri river for the remains of a missing Chinese woman whose husband, Joseph Elledge, is charged in her death. The search of the Lamine River near Boonville did not recover any evidence related to Mengqi Ji, 28, who was reported missing on Oct. 10, 2019, Columbia police said. (Boone County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Authorities end search in river for missing Columbia woman

Dec. 1, 2020 3:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Law enforcement officers have finished searching a section of a central Missouri river for the remains of a missing Chinese woman whose husband is charged in her death. The search of the Lamine River near Boonville did not recover any evidence related to Mengqi Ji, 28, who was reported...