31 December 2011

Mizzou Hoops Update

Men, women winners on 12/30
by Mizzou Matt
The University of Missouri men's basketball team has already matched it's best start since the 1981-82 season. They looked to add to their 12-0 record and close out conference play against Old Dominion in Norfolk, VA. Marcus Denmon, the Big 12's leading scorer, netted 19 in Missouri's 75-68 victory to move to 13-0.

ODU is the same team that trailed Kentucky by a point with seven minutes to play, and many felt this game was a trap game to give Missouri their first loss. The Tigers came away with the victory, with Denmon coming through in clutch situations, and close out conference play undefeated. The Tigers return home after the new year to take on Oklahoma in their Big 12 conference opener on Jan. 3rd.

The Mizzou women's team is off to an historic start. Their only loss so far this season was a four-point loss to the Northwestern Wildcats. After last night's 66-48 victory over Sam Houston State, the lady Tigers improve to 10-1 on the year.

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