High School Basketball
Boys 3rd Place
Missouri evened the series with Ole Miss to 1-1 Saturday in a 98-79 victory, avenging an earlier loss to the Rebels in Oxford, Miss., on Jan. 12. Missouri earned its 17th win of the season and is now three wins away of the program’s fifth consecutive 20-win campaign going 14-0 at home, joining Florida as the lone undefeated teams at home in the SEC. The overall record for the Tigers is now 134-22 at Mizzou Arena and 81-4 at home since the 2008-09 season. Keion Bell hit a season high three treys in today’s win, going a perfect 3-of-3. Coming into today’s game Bell was just 1-of-10 from three-point range dating back to the Dec. 4 win over SEMO. Plus, Missouri had three players with 20-point games during a league game for the first time in more than ten years. The last time the Tigers had three 20-point scorers in a regular-season league contest was March 3, 2002.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and Oklahoma held off Number 5 Kansas 72-66 yesterday to give the Jayhawks their first three-game losing streak in eight years. The Sooners snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series and took down a top 5 opponent for the first time since beating Number 4 Texas in 2006.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as Number 13 Kansas State knocked off Iowa State 79-70 to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12. The Wildcats held a slim 33-32 lead at the break in a game that remained close most of the way in Manhattan.
Wentworth Military Academy and College announced Saturday that Women’s Basketball Coach John Jordan has appointed the Assistant Athletic Director. In a press release the academy states that Jordan brings over twenty years of experience in athletic administration on the professional, collegiate, and high school levels. Jordan was Commissioner of the Carolinas Basketball League, served as President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach for the Fargo Beez, and has experience on the college level serving in various administrative capacities at two different NAIA programs.