Post, Big Men Lead Tigers to Easy 85-66 Win vs. MSU

The Missouri men's basketball squad reached 20 wins for the sixth consecutive season as the Tigers used an unselfish approach and a dominating post presence to blow out Mississippi State, 85-66, on Saturday. Eight different players found the scoring column behind a season-high 19 assists as a team. Junior guard Jabari Brown led the way with 21 points and five rebounds, but most of the Tigers' production came down low Freshman forward Keanau Post provided a boost off the bench, notching a career-high 14 points and seven rebounds, helping the Tigers outscore Mississippi State 40-26 in the paint. In all, the Tiger big men - Post, Ryan Rosburg, Torren Jones and Johnathan Williams III - collectively shot 15-of-16 (93.8%) from the field. Mizzou (20-9, 8-8) has now earned 150 victories over a six-year span, which is the best run in school history.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

10 hours 2 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 31 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.