Posted: Mar 18, 2013 2:47 PM
COLUMBIA - Three Missouri Tigers were honored on the Associated Press All-SEC Team on Monday as junior Phil Pressey was named a Second Team selection and seniors Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi earned Honorable Mention.
The Tigers open NCAA Tournament play as a No. 9 seed vs. No. 8-seeded Colorado State on Thursday night (8:20 p.m. CT) in Lexington, Ky., as Mizzou makes its second trip to Rupp Arena this season.
Pressey leads the SEC in assists and put on a show during his first trip to Lexington this year. The Dallas native scored a career high 27 points and dished 10 assists as the Tigers dropped an overtime heartbreaker to the Wildcats.
Bowers has been outstanding since returning from a mid-season injury and finished the year leading the Tigers in scoring (14.4 ppg). Bowers averaged career highs in points and rebounding (6.2) and earned Second Team All-SEC honors from the league coaches last week.
Oriakhi ranks among the national leaders in field goal percentage (.629) and was near perfect from the floor at last week's SEC Tournament, hitting 13-of-14 shots in games vs. Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Oriakhi recorded his 11th double-double of the year vs. Texas A&M and narrowly missed his 12th with 16 points and nine boards vs. the Rebels. Over his last seven games Oriakhi is averaging 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds, while shooting 77 percent from the floor.
Posted 4:37 PM 11/24/2015 by Steve Dawson, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - The holidays are a time when phone scammers take advantage of people who look to donate to a worthy cause.
The United Way of Central Missouri said it received a complaint from a local company, which said an unknown person called them claiming to represent the Randolph (More)
Posted 4:07 PM 11/24/2015 by Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – Downtown Columbia is a highly sought after in terms of space, according to a recent survey by Plaza Commercial Realty.
The survey found only two percent of commercial space is vacant out of the three million square feet downtown.
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Posted 4:00 PM 11/24/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Thanksgiving travelers this weekend will face increased traffic and the safety risks that come with it, and mid-Missouri agencies are getting ready.
AAA estimates 42 million Americans will travel by car this holiday weekend. 872,000 of those will be Missourians.
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Posted 1:34 PM 11/24/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that 91 percent of college campuses across the nation did not report any incidents of rape on campus in 2014. Both Stephens College and the Columbia College campus in Columbia fall into this category. The University of Missouri's archive (More)
Posted 2:57 PM 11/24/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 (More)
Posted 2:27 PM 11/24/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA – MFA Oil Company named a new vice president of retail automotive Tuesday.
MFA Oil announced Edward Harper will oversee the operations of Big O Tires and Jiffy Lube in addition to the company’s construction and maintenance departments.
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Posted 2:10 PM 11/24/2015 by Jim Salter, The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fifty years after a St. Louis gospel singer says she was told her daughter died at birth, and months after the 76-year-old woman learned that her daughter was still alive, a judge is being asked to restore the birth mother's parental rights.(More)