Cougars Remain Perfect on the Season

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago December 30, 2012 Dec 30, 2012 Sunday, December 30 2012 Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:21:55 AM CST in Basketball
Source: Cindy Fotti - Press Release

COLUMBIA -- The Columbia College men's basketball team remained perfect on the season Saturday night with a win in the first day of the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic presented by Cost Cutters. The Cougars defeated Indiana University South Bend tonight by a score of 71-54. The victory moves the Cougars to 13-0 on the season while the Titans drop to 9-6 overall.

After a slow start the Cougars were able to pull away from the Titans in the first frame, leading to a 43-29 advantage at the break. Despite shooting close to identical percentages from the field in the first frame, the Cougars took almost twice as many shots making 16 of their 31 attempts compared to just nine of 17 by IUSB.

The Cougars shot 58 percent from the field in the second 20 minutes of action and held the Titans to just eight field goals. Columbia outscored the Titans by just two points in the second frame, but the first half lead was enough to give the Cougars the cushion and the 17-point win.

The Cougars gained the advantage on the boards, outrebounding the Titans 30-26 as well as forcing the visiting squad into 14 turnovers.

Senior Jordan Dressler finished with 19 points, including 17 in the first half. He also had seven rebounds and five assists. Derrick Dilworth and Devin Griffin also ended in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Chris Bean led the Titans with 17 points in 28 minutes of action.

In the earlier game, Culver-Stockton College defeated the Owls of William Woods University 73-63. Marshawn Norris and Austin Keaton each had 18 points for the Wildcats in the win. Daniel Armah led all scorers with 20 points for the Owls.

The Cougars and the rest of the field wrap up play in the Classic on Sunday, December 30th. William Woods and Indiana University-South Bend will square off at 4:00 p.m. Columbia faces Culver-Stockton College at 8:00 p.m. Both games will be held at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) and the Truman VA are scheduled to celebrate the completion of the Patriot... More >>
5 hours ago May 26, 2016 May 26, 2016 Thursday, May 26 2016 Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:08:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Newer buses purchased in the late 2000s by the City of Columbia are costing much more in maintenance... More >>
8 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:35:00 PM CDT in Target 8
LINN - Transgender woman Cathy Serino received an invitation on Wednesday to participate in the "The United States of Women"... More >>
11 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:15:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Memorial Day weekend festivities are underway following the Salute to Veterans wreath laying ceremony outside the Boone County... More >>
11 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:01:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked 100,000 people about their smoking habits and found current... More >>
12 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:16:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police say an officer shot and wounded a woman they say pointed a... More >>
12 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:45:41 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN – Residents are set to gather at Cunningham Park on May 22 to remember the tornado that took 161... More >>
13 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:32:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 19-year-old Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a downtown St.... More >>
14 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:25:24 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - SERVE food pantry is seeking funds to replace delivery truck for continued food deliveries. SERVE is a... More >>
14 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:39:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that the Echo Bluff State Park in Shannon County will officially be... More >>
14 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:37:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri school immunization requirements for students are changing. Students entering eighth grade and twelfth grade are required... More >>
16 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:27:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's insurance department has dealt a setback to a proposal by the nation's third-largest health insurer... More >>
16 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:25:45 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A state audit released Wednesday cites "serious mismanagement" by the former superintendent of the Fox School... More >>
16 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:56:24 PM CDT in News
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri plans to merge with the abortion provider's central Oklahoma affiliate... More >>
16 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:43:21 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Columbia's Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) hosts an entrepreneur event, 1 Million Cup, every Wednesday morning from 9... More >>
16 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:41:00 PM CDT in News
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender... More >>
17 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:31:00 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Greene County officials say they'll be able to hold Springfield municipal inmates at the county jail once... More >>
17 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:13:17 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman already accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from engineering firm Black &... More >>
17 hours ago May 25, 2016 May 25, 2016 Wednesday, May 25 2016 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:55:09 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 64°
8am 67°
9am 70°
10am 73°
11am 77°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00a
Today
11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
7:00a
Intelligence for Your Life
7:30a
Cops Reloaded
8:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Strong
8:00p
Red Nose Day
7:00p
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
8:00p
The Flash
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld