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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- COLUMBIA

For information on other  Mizzou teams go to: http://www.MUTigers.com

Mizzou Football :  Missouri beat Tennessee 50-17 Saturday night. The Missouri Tigers became the third team in SEC history to lose five straight games and then rattle off four consecutive wins. Tennessee did it in 1988 and South Carolina did it in 1992.
Mizzou is now one win away from being bowl eligible.

Game Story by Spencer Gleason:  Strong ground game joins air attack from Lock as Mizzou wins again https://shar.es/1PSihW

Mizzou Men's Basketball:  Beat Iowa State 74-59 Friday night.

What did Mizzou head coach Cuonzo Martin have to say after the game?

 



LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

For information on other Lindenwood Lions sports: http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/

 

Game Recap: Football | 11/11/2017 5:06:00 PM
Football Drops Late Decision To Close Out The 2017 Season
The Lindenwood football team ended its 2017 season on Saturday afternoon with a 31-24 loss at home against Central Missouri. The Lions held one of the top offenses in the country down for three quarters, but the Mules scored 17 fourth-quarter points for the victory.

Play of the Game
Lindenwood led 24-14 early in the fourth quarter, and Central Missouri took over on its 19-yard line. The Mules completed all four passes on that drive, including a 30-yard touchdown pass play. That 61 second drive gave the Mules momentum for the rest of the game, helping them come-from-behind for the win.

Lindenwood's defense
The Lions held the Mules to 10 points, 134 total offensive yards, 70 rushing yards, and 63 passing yards below their season averages coming into the game.
Lindenwood had a season-high five sacks and tied a season-high with seven tackles for loss.
Central Missouri was held to just 5.0 yards per play, including 3.0 yards per rushing attempt.
The Lions held Central Missouri to seven-of-18 on third-down and fourth-down plays.

First Quarter (Lindenwood led 3-0)
Lindenwood forced a turnover on the Mules' opening possession, which led to a 21-yard field goal by Travis Spraul.
Both teams advanced to the opponents side of the field on their next possessions, but both drives ended it punts

Second Quarter (Lindenwood led 10-7)
After a Central Missouri punt early in the second quarter, the Lions went on an 82-yard drive to take a 10-0 lead. The drive ended with two straight passes to Deantrell Prince for 25 and 21 yards.
A Lindenwood turnover late in the quarter led to a short field for Central Missouri. The Mules took advantage with a two-yard rushing touchdown. That was the final points of the half as the teams traded punts the rest of the quarter.

Third Quarter (Lindenwood led 17-14)
Central Missouri tried an onside kick to start the second half, but it went out of bounds. The Lions had to go just 43 yards to make the score 17-7. Calen Campbell had a 24-yard run early in the drive, and then rushed it in from 12 yards out.
The Mules had a turnover on downs in their next possession, and Lindenwood reached the redzone. The Lions fumbled though, giving the Mules the ball back.

Central Missouri scored for the second time off a turnover that gave it the ball in Lindenwood territory. The scoring play was a five-yard pass.
After two three-and-outs, Lindenwood started a drive towards the end of the period.

Fourth Quarter (Central Missouri won 31-24)
A pair of third-down penalties by the Mules helped the Lions extend that drive, and Lindenwood went up 24-14 on a Najee Jackson pass to Kai Collier.
Central Missouri had its quick drive to get within three points.
The Lions would punt on its next three possessions. After the second punt, the Mules tied the game on a 47-yard field goal.
After Lindenwood's final punt, the Mules took over at their 26-yard line. After two straight incomplete passes, Central Missouri completed a tough pass for 20 yards to extend the drive. Five plays later, the Mules scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:07 left in the game.

Lindenwood had one chance to tie, but a long pass with under 30 seconds remaining was intercepted.

Key Team Statistics
Lindenwood finished with 339 yards of offense, 66 fewer than the Mules, and it also had two more turnovers in the game.
The Lions held the ball for nearly six more minutes in the contest.

Key Individual Statistics
Jonathan Harris had a big game for the defense, leading the team with 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and two quarterback hurries. He finished with four total tackles.
Darrius Williams and CJ Bivens both had 10 tackles.
Drew Seers returned to the lineup and had nine tackles and two quarterback hurries.
Jackson finished the game with 222 passing yards and two touchdowns. Prince had 102 receiving yards on eight catches.
Shakeem Wharton was the leading rusher with 58 yards, including 8.3 yards per carry, and Campbell finished with 48.

Career Statistics
Deantrell Prince caught his 100th career pass in the game, and finished his career ninth on Lindnewood's career receptions list, one pass ahead of teammate Kendell Sparks.

Game Notes:
Lindenwood ends its season with a 4-7 record, winning one more game than the 2016 season. The Mules finished the regular season with an 8-3 mark.
Lindenwood is now 0-7 all-time against Central Missouri. This game tied for the closest contest between the two programs.
Campbell finished the season with a team-high 631 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.
Jackson finished the season with 2,366 passing yards. He had 16 touchdown passes and four rushing touchdowns.
Prince was the leading receiving on the season with 52 catches for 738 yards and five touchdowns.
Williams led the team in tackles, finishing with an even 100 for 2017.
Harris had team-highs with 8.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks
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MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

  For information on the Missouri Baptist Spartans other sports: http://www.MBUSpartans.com)

 

SPARTAN THIRD QUARTER COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
Football - Sat, Nov. 11, 2017 at 4:15 PM
Missouri Baptist Football kept pace with Taylor University (Ind.), but it was not enough to keep up with the Trojans. The Spartans finished their season with a record of 3-8 (1-5 MSFA) after falling to TU 21-13.
Defense was strong on both sides at the start, as neither team could push past the other, making it a scoreless first quarter. However, the Trojans put their name on the board halfway through the second, putting up seven points for a score of 7-0 at the half.
MBU hit the field with newfound momentum in the second half, prepared to get themselves back to even playing ground. After a false start penalty, Austin Schultz put the Spartans back in the game, rushing 17 yards for a MoBap first down. Schultz rushed 14 more yards before Kendell Davis took over, rushing 15 yards for another MBU first down. Davis finished things off with a 4-yard run, followed by two more for a Spartan touchdown. Ethan Metzler tied things up after a good kick attempt, 7-7.
The Trojans finished the third quarter strong, pushing past the Spartans and scoring less than two minutes into the fourth, followed by an extra point (15-7). Seconds later, the Spartans fired back as Tim Brenneisen passed things off to Isaiah King for a 70-yard touchdown (13-15). Moments after, TU's Zac Saltzgaber rushed for two yards to score the last touchdown of the day, as the Spartans could not come up with the plays to make a comeback. Missouri Baptist fell to the Trojans 21-13.
On the defensive end, Jaylen Cowley and Dontrail Johnson finished first in tackles with 14 each. Seniors Connor Bomstad and Donvontae Johnson followed close behind for the Spartans with seven and six tackles, respectively.
Brenneissen tossed 125 yards today, and Schultz led the game in rushing yards, finishing with 83 total.
Missouri Baptist finished the season with a record of 3-8, tying last year's record, the best in program history.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

 For information on the Washington University Bears other sports: http:/www.Washubears.com  

WashU Football Celebrates Senior Day with Win Over Bridgewater
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 11, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis football team celebrated Senior Day with a 41-7 over Bridgewater College (Va.) in the season finale for both teams Saturday at Francis Field in St. Louis.

WashU concluded the 2017 season with a 3-6 record, while Bridgewater lost its third-straight game and ended with a 4-6 mark. The Bears finished the regular season with the No. 1 Strength of Schedule (.649) in NCAA Division III, playing four teams ranked in the D3football.com Top-25 Poll.

Prior to the contest, WashU honored its 18 seniors who played their final game at Francis Field. This year's senior class holds an overall record of 21-19 (.525), captured the 2015 and 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) championship, and made an appearance in the 2016 NCAA Playoffs.

Sophomore quarterback Johnny Davidson completed 31-of-42 passes for a career-high 380 yards and four touchdowns. WashU totaled a season-high 578 yards of total offense in the win. Davidson also went over the 2,000-yard passing mark (2,035) for the season.

Junior defensive back Chandler Elmore picked off Bridgewater quarterback Brenton Maturey on the third play of the game, and then Davidson connected with freshman wide receiver Nick Cione for a 28-yard TD pass. Cione caught all three passes on the opening drive.

After WashU forced a three-and-out, senior running back David Nees scored from four-yard out to make it 14-0. Nees also had a 33-yard run on the six-play drive.

The lead grew to 28-7 after Davidson connected with sophomore RB John Fisher for a 27-yard pass and a 37-yard pass to junior wide receiver Jason Singer.

WashU had a 352-116 advantage in total offense, and Davidson completed 16-of-22 passes for 205 yards and three TDs. The Bears had seven penalties for 75 yards, and limited Bridgewater to 38 yards passing.

Senior kicker Dan Kalvaitis split the uprights from 34 yards with 9:02 left in the third quarter to extend the lead to 31-7.

Davidson tossed his fourth touchdown pass of the game, a 42-yarder to Singer, to push the lead to 38-7. Kalvaitis added a 25-yard field goal to round out the scoring. The field goal for Kalvaitis was the 14th of his career.

Sophomore linebacker Jarrod Huther recorded 11 tackles as WashU limited Bridgewater to 181 yards of total offense and forced nine punts.

Senior wide receiver Marcus Ramspott tied his career-high with 10 receptions for 99 yards, and moved past WashU Hall of Famer Vernon Butler (1994-97) into fourth place in career receptions (131).

BEAR NOTEBOOK: The teams met for the first time in school history … WashU is 6-9 after a bye week since 2004 … The win for head coach Larry Kindbom was the 205th of his career, 15th most by an active coach in all of NCAA … Senior defensive back Andrew Ralph started his 27th-straight game … The interception for Elmore was the fourth of his career.

WashU Football has 50 Named to UAA’s 30th Anniversary Team
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 10, 2017 — Washington University in St. Louis had conference-best 50 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) 30th Anniversary Football Team, as announced by the conference on Friday.

Among those honored is Washington University’s Brandon Roberts, who is the only NCAA Division III recipient of what is widely recognized as the “Academic Heisman” award. Roberts won what was then called the Vincent DePaul Draddy trophy in 2002.

Two-time UAA MVP Brad Duesing (2004-05) was one of eight student-athletes to earn two or more MVP Awards. Duesing and Jim O’Brien each earned first-team All-Association honors in four-consecutive years.

Ryan Allerman, Jeremy Bellinghausen, Brandon Brown, Jeff Doyle, Alex Hallwachs, Michael Lauber and Chris Nalley garnered first team All-UAA honors three times and second-team honors once.

The team consists of each student-athlete who was named Player of the Year (Offense, Defense or Special Teams) or accumulated five or more points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition, and one point for second-team honors in his career.

Other members of the 30th Anniversary Team from WashU include: Andrew Berryman, Aaron Boehm, Vernon Butler, Tate Byers, Eric Daginella, Johnny Davidson, Joe El-Etr, Matt Gomric, Owen Griffin, Tim Gronewald, Kevin Hammarlund, Todd Hannum, Josh Haza, Stacy Hightower, DaRonne Jenkins, Brad Klein, Easton Knott, Jon Kuerzi, Thor Larsen, Tim Machan, Quincy Marting, Luke McIntosh, Tyler McSparin, James Molnar, Chaz Moody, Austin Morman, Nelson Nwumeh, Fade Oluokun, Cody Ratermann, Joe Rhein, Joe Rizzo, Kyle Runnalls, Tim Runnalls, Rich Schmitz, Cory Snyder, Alec Stanke, Steve Steinbruegge, Jeff Stoecker, Drew Wethington and John Woock.

WashU has won a conference-best 12 UAA titles in school history – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016.

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY (SLU) 

 For more on the SLU Billikens go to: http://www.slubillikens.com/

BILLIKEN MENS BASKETBALL:

The Billikens beat Seattle Redhawks  62-48 Friday Night.

BILLIKEN WOMENS BASKETBALL:

Saint Louis 60, Indiana State 59
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 7 p.m. (ET)
Hulman Center | Terre Haute, Indiana

THE BASICS
•Maddison Gits registered her first collegiate double-double, including a career- and game-high 17 rebounds, to lead Saint Louis to a 60-59 season-opening victory over Indiana State Friday night at the Hulman Center.
•Gits scored a team-high 16 points for the Billikens, who won their season opener for a third consecutive year.

FIRST QUARTER
•After Indiana State scored on its first three possessions to go on top 6-0, Saint Louis went on a 15-5 run to take a 15-11 lead. Gits led the way with eight points.
•The Sycamores answered with an 8-0 run and led 19-15 after the first 10 minutes.

SECOND QUARTER
•Indiana State expanded its run to 15-4 and was in front 26-19 midway through the quarter.
•Paige Rakers’ 3-pointer sparked a 13-5 flurry that allowed SLU to take a 32-31 edge to the locker room. Jordyn Frantz canned two of her three first-half triples on consecutive possessions during the run, the second of which gave the Billikens the lead.

THIRD QUARTER
•Indiana State led by five points on three occasions, the final time a 43-38 advantage with 2:10 remaining.
•Layups by Gits and Rakers pulled Saint Louis to within a point, and the Billikens grabbed a 44-43 lead on two Kerri McMahan free throws in the closing seconds.

FOURTH QUARTER
•SLU held Indiana State scoreless for almost four minutes and built a seven-point lead.
•Regan Wentland’s trey cut the margin to three, 57-54, with 30 seconds left.
•Following two Saint Louis missed free throws, an ISU 3-point attempt to tie rimmed out.
•McMahan sank a free throw with 18 seconds left for a four-point lead.
•Jackie Kemph followed a Sycamores’ layup with two free throws to restore the four-point margin.
•An Indiana State 3-pointer just before the buzzer accounted for the final score.

BILLIKEN NOTABLES
•Saint Louis earned a 32-20 edge in points in the paint.
•Kemph scored 15 points, including a 9-of-10 effort from the foul line, and added game highs of five assists and three steals.
•Frantz finished with 11 points.
•Gits led all players with a career-high four blocks.

INDIANA STATE LEADERS
Ashley Taia, 22 points; Wendi Bibbins, 14 points, seven rebounds; Regan Wentland, nine points, 10 rebounds.

UP NEXT
The Billikens take on Loyola Marymount in the home opener Monday, Nov. 13. Tip time at Chaifetz Arena is 5 p.m.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- ST. LOUIS (UMSL)

 For information on the UMSL Tritons go to: http://www.umsltritons.com/

No. 10 Ferris State Pulls Away From UMSL Men’s Basketball in Second Half- Saturday

BIG RAPIDS, MICH., November 11, 2017 – No. 10 ranked Ferris State outscored the visiting University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s basketball team 37-17 in the second half en route to a 70-46 win to close out the GLVC-GLIAC Challenge Saturday night.

Records: UMSL (1-1), Ferris State (2-0)

How it Happened
- The Bulldogs opened the second half with an 11-2 run to pull away from a 33-29 halftime lead . Ferris State also had a 17-0 run that helped them outscore UMSL, 30-7, over the first 13 minutes of the final stanza.
- UMSL shot 41.4 percent in the first half and just 27.3 percent in the second half, while also committing 12 turnovers.

Numbers of Note
- Senior Steven Davis led UMSL with 13 points.
- Senior Elijah Watson recorded six assists.
- Ferris State shot 45.8 percent and held a slim 39-36 rebounding advantage. Freshmen Anthony Hughes and Jose Grubbs each pulled down six rebounds off the bench.
- The Bulldogs capitalized on 19 UMSL turnovers, outscoring the Tritons, 20-6, in points off turnovers.

Up Next
UMSL will host Webster on Tuesday in its home opener at 7 p.m.

UMSL Women’s Basketball Falls Short to Grand Valley State- Saturday

ST. LOUIS, MO., November 11, 2017 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s basketball team rallied from a 14-point deficit, but fell short in a 61-58 loss to Grand Valley State on Saturday evening.

Records: UMSL (1-1), Grand Valley State (2-0)

How it Happened
- The Lakers took their largest lead of the game at 47-33 with 3:35 to play in the third quarter after a 7-0 run, but the Tritons would score 17 straight over the next six minutes. Senior Sammie Sproul gave UMSL a 48-47 lead with a jumper, while junior Arielle Jackson capped the run with two free throws to make it 50-47.
- Grand Valley State would tie it at 52-52 before knocking down two three-pointers in a span of 1:22 during an 8-0 run to pull ahead 57-52.
- The Tritons knotted the score again at 57-57 on the first of two free throws by junior Kaitlynn Henning before the Lakers took a 59-57 lead they would not relinquish with 42 seconds to play.
- Grand Valley State clung to an 18-16 lead after the first quarter and outscored the Tritons, 22-12, in the second quarter for a 40-28 halftime lead.
- UMSL held the Lakers to 2-of-8 shooting in the third quarter and forced their foes into seven turnovers, trimming the deficit to 47-40 at the end of three quarters.

 

MENS BASKETBALL- Friday

UMSL Men’s Basketball Rallies to Defeat Grand Valley State in Season Opener

BIG RAPIDS, MICH., November 10, 2017 – Freshman Anthony Hughes made a three-pointer with two seconds to play to give the University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s basketball team a 64-62 win over Grand Valley State on Friday night in the Tritons’ season opener as part of the GLVC-GLIAC Challenge, hosted by Ferris State.

The Tritons overcame a 13-point deficit to garner the win and open the season 1-0.

How It Happened
- Ferris State took its largest lead of the game at 52-39 with 14:08 to play, while UMSL followed with nine unanswered, pulling within 52-47 on junior Eric Dust’s layup.
- The Tritons later pulled ahead 57-56 with 7:34 to go on a three-pointer by freshman Shane Wissink for their first lead since 5-4 four and a half minutes into the game.
- Grand Valley State took a 62-61 lead with 10 seconds to play before Hughes game-winner.
- The Lakers held a 42-34 halftime lead.

Numbers of Note
- Junior Johnathan Matthews led the Tritons with 15 points, knocking down 3-of-5 three-pointers, and also dished out five assists.
- Senior Elijah Watson followed with 12 points and four assists.
- UMSL shot 37.7 percent from the floor and went 11-of-24 (45.8 percent) from three-point range.
- Grand Valley State shot 41.4 percent. The Lakers connected at a 51.6 clip in the first half, but were at just 29.6 percent in the second half.
- Grand Valley State held a 42-33 rebounding advantage. Junior Dwayne Ward led UMSL with seven rebounds.
- Freshman Jose Grubbs recorded eight points and three steals.

Up Next
UMSL will play at No. 10 Ferris State tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. (EST).

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UMSL Women’s Basketball Fends Off Davenport for Season-Opening Win in OT

ST. LOUIS, MO., November 10, 2017 – It took overtime, but the University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s basketball team earned a 75-67 win over Davenport in its season opener on Friday night.

Freshman Alex LaPorta recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds in her debut to lead five Tritons in double figures.

How it Happened
- The Tritons led by 19 points with 8:38 to play in regulation before the Panthers clawed back, tying the game at 59-59 with 23 seconds to play.
- Davenport had a chance at the winning bucket, but junior Arielle Jackson blocked the shot from behind.
- A three-point play by LaPorta early in the overtime gave UMSL a 64-61 lead it would not relinquish.
- Jackson netted a three-pointer with 52 seconds remaining before knocking in two free throws with 18 seconds on the clock to help seal the game.
- UMSL led 17-13 at the end of the first quarter and used an 8-0 run early in the second quarter to pull ahead 25-16 on a three-pointer from LaPorta, who finished with five points during that run.
- The Tritons held a 35-23 lead at halftime and 46-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Numbers of Note
- Jackson recorded 15 points, four assists and three steals, while senior Shawnta Johnson finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
- Senior Jordan Fletcher tallied 11 points and nine rebounds, while senior Sammie Sproul followed with 10 points, four assists and three steals.
- UMSL shot 34.7 percent from the field and held a 54-37 rebounding advantage, including a 25-8 edge on the offensive end. The Tritons outscored Davenport, 14-3, in second chance points.
- Davenport shot 41.7 percent, including 66.7 percent in the fourth quarter.
- UMSL finished with 16 turnovers, seven of which came in the fourth quarter.
- Junior Kaitlynn Henning played just 10 minutes, but in the overtime, had a layup that gave UMSL a 66-63 lead before securing an offensive rebound following a missed free throw and assisted on Jackson’s late three-pointer that made it 71-65.

Triton Tidbits
- UMSL improves to 30-14 all-time in season openers… the Tritons are 5-1 in season openers under sixth-year head coach Katie Vaughn… UMSL has won seven straight home openers, including all six under Vaughn… this was the first meeting between UMSL and Davenport.

Up Next
UMSL hosts Grand Valley State tomorrow at 4 p.m.