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Missouri guard Xavier Pinson, bottom, dribbles around Texas A&M guard Savion Flagg, top, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Texas A&M tops Missouri 66-64 despite record free throws

Jan. 22, 2020 12:59 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For a struggling Missouri men’s basketball team, even an NCAA record-breaking night wasn’t enough for a win. After sinking 31 straight free throws in its weekend loss to Alabama, the Tigers (9-9, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) continued their streak with 23 foul shots in a...

Missouri's Mark Smith celebrates a three point shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Hot-shooting Missouri routs Florida 91-75

Jan. 12, 2020 12:08 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has made scoring points look very hard this season. In Saturday’s 91-75 victory over Florida, the Tigers made it look easy. “When you start seeing the ball go in for everybody, it’s easy to get rolling,” said Dru Smith, who finished with 22 points,...

Jackson, No. 13 Mississippi State women beat Missouri 79-64

Jan. 9, 2020 9:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Freshman Rickea Jackson had season-high 21 points and nine rebounds, Jordan Danberry added 18 points and four steals, and No. 13 Mississippi State beat Missouri 79-64 on Thursday night. Chloe Bibby hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points and eight rebounds for Mississippi...

Balanced Tennessee pulls away from Missouri late, wins 69-59

Jan. 7, 2020 11:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In the second game of his college basketball career, Tennessee’s Santiago Vascovi was barely noticeable for the first 34 minutes. He then scored 12 points to lead the Volunteers to a 69-59 victory over Missouri. “I really didn’t feel the pressure,” said...

Watson's hot shooting helps Missouri rout Chicago St, 91-33

Dec. 30, 2019 10:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Torrence Watson broke out of a season-long shooting slump, scoring 24 points to lead Missouri to a 91-33 rout of Chicago State on Monday. Dru Smith scored 14 points and Mark Smith added 13 for the Tigers (8-4). Watson entered the game shooting 19.6% from 3-point range and averaging 3.2...

Missouri sex offender expert charged with abusing 2 boys

Dec. 13, 2019 4:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A forensic psychologist from Missouri who has worked with national groups on management of sex offenders has been charged with sexually abusing two boys. Kurt M. Bumby, 50, of Columbia, was charged Thursday in Boone County with two counts of statutory sodomy. He was charged in November...

ADDS THE CHILDREN'S NAMES - Eliah Drinkwitz walks to the stage to be introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at the University of Missouri, with his children Emerson, 6, left, and Addison, 9, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. Drinkwitz becomes the 33rd head football coach at Missouri after coaching the 2019 season at Appalachian State. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

New Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz predicts success

Dec. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering confidence and bold proclamations. Then the former Appalachian State coach made a minor slip-up. “Our...

Charleston Southern's Duncan LeXander celebrates a three point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. Charleston Southern won the game 68-60. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

LeXander leads Charleston Southern past Missouri, 68-60

Dec. 3, 2019 11:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Charleston Southern came to Missouri with a losing record and one of the nation’s worst offenses. The Buccaneers left with a stunning 68-60 upset over the Tigers on Tuesday. “I knew this day was coming,” Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh said. “I...

Charleston Southern's Duncan LeXander, center, celebrates a three point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. Charleston Southern won the game 68-60. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Charleston Southern dials in the 3, upsets Missouri, 68-60

Dec. 3, 2019 11:42 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Charleston Southern came to Missouri with a losing record and one of the nation’s worst offenses. The Buccaneers left with a stunning 68-60 upset over the Tigers on Tuesday. Charleston Southern made 8 of 11 3-pointers in the second half, including two 3s by Duncan LeXander and...

Search for missing Chinese woman to resume Wednesday

Dec. 3, 2019 6:40 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The search for a missing Chinese woman in a river in central Missouri has been called off until Wednesday. Divers searched throughout the day Tuesday for Mengqi Ji Elledge, of Columbia, in the Lamine River in Cooper County. Divers also searched the river last week but didn’t...