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  • Columbia men finish at No. 18 in postseason poll

    Columbia men finish at No. 18 in postseason poll

    Posted 7:13 PM 4/1/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Cougar men's basketball team checked in at No. 18 in Wednesday's release of the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Postseason Top 25 poll. National Champion Dalton State claimed the top spot in the rankings, followed by Talladega, national runner-up Westmont, Hope (More)

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  • Morgan Eye helps lead Mizzou to third round of WNIT

    Morgan Eye helps lead Mizzou to third round of WNIT

    Posted 9:20 AM 3/23/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    MANHATTAN, Kansas - Missouri women's basketball senior Morgan Eye helped lead the team to a 67-48 win over former Big 12 conference foe Kansas State on Sunday. The Tigers will now advance to the third round of the WNIT.

    Eye recorded nine three-pointers in Sunday's game, tying the record (More)

  • March Madness slows down some Columbia restaurants

    Posted 2:03 PM 3/22/2015 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - While sports bars and pubs see an increase in business during March Madness, not all restaurants thrive during this exciting time of year. 

    One local restaurant owner, who asked to not be named due to protecting her business, said her sales cut nearly in half on nights when (More)

  • Rock Bridge wins fourth consecutive state title

    Rock Bridge wins fourth consecutive state title

    Posted 8:57 AM 3/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Sophie Cunningham scored 13 points and Cierra Porter added 12 to lead Rock Bridge to its fourth consecutive state title on Saturday, beating Liberty 49-35 in the Class 5 championship game.

    The seniors and Missouri signees helped Rock Bridge (24-7) capture its fourth (More)

  • Blue Springs South defeats Park Hill South for state title

    Blue Springs South defeats Park Hill South for state title

    Posted 8:53 AM 3/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Brandon Kilgore scored 23 points to help Blue Springs South defeat Park Hill South 71-57 in the Class 5 boys championship game on Saturday.

    Missouri signee Kevin Puryear and KJ Robinson each added 15 points for Blue Springs South (29-2), which won in its first-ever title (More)

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  • Los Angeles Lakers sign Jabari Brown to second 10-day contract

    Los Angeles Lakers sign Jabari Brown to second 10-day contract

    Posted 8:39 AM 3/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    EL SEGUNDO, California (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Jabari Brown to a second 10-day contract.

    The Lakers announced the move Saturday.

    Brown is averaging 7.0 points per game while hitting nearly 58 percent of his shots in four appearances with the Lakers, who (More)

  • Missouri Valley upsets No. 4 seed in NAIA Championship first round

    Missouri Valley upsets No. 4 seed in NAIA Championship first round

    Posted 8:07 PM 3/19/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - In the first round of the NAIA Division I Mens Basketball National Championship, Missouri Valley defeated No. 4 seed Freed-Hardeman of Tennessee in overtime, 71-69.

    Freed-Hardeman (28-4) took the game to overtime on a three point shot made by senior guard Ben Meis with nine (More)

  • Local Scores: Thursday, March 19

    Local Scores: Thursday, March 19

    Posted 8:01 PM 3/19/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are your local scores from around the area for Thursday, March 19, 2015:

    Mens College Basketball:

    Missouri Valley defeats Freed-Hardeman in OT the first round of the NAIA Division I Mens Basketball (More)

  • Missouri basketball fans look for time off to watch March Madness

    Posted 2:03 PM 3/19/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Employers throughout the United States every year may see work productivity slip just a bit in late March, and mid-Missouri is no different.

    Thursday marked the start of the round of 64 for March Madness, college basketball's annual men's Division I tournament. 

    With (More)

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  • Local Scores: Saturday, March 14

    Local Scores: Saturday, March 14

    Posted 1:30 PM 3/14/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are your local scores for Saturday, March 14.

    High School Boys Basketball:

    Blue Springs South: 56

    Nixa: 54

    High School Girls Basketball:

    Rock Bridge: 64

    Republic: 44

  • Local Scores: Friday, March 13

    Local Scores: Friday, March 13

    Posted 8:39 PM 3/13/2015

    MID-MISSOURI: Here are your local scores from around the area for Friday, MArch 13th, 2015. 

    High School Girls Basketball

    Boonville 63

    Buffalo 54

  • Local Scores: Thursday, March 12

    Local Scores: Thursday, March 12

    Posted 6:29 PM 3/12/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are your local scores from around the area for Thursday, March 12, 2015:

    Girls High School Basketball:

    Naylor defeats Tuscumbia in the Class 1 semi-finals, 57-38.

    Tuscumbia will play (More)

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