No. 23 Missouri Upset By Illinois, 65-64

When Jabari Brown made a 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds left, No. 23 Missouri celebrated as if it had won its fifth consecutive Braggin' Rights game against Illinois. This time, though, there was a different ending. Johnathan Williams III fouled with 4.6 ticks remaining, and Tracy Abrams made both free throws to give the Illini a 65-64 victory. Missouri's Tony Criswell heaved a last-ditch attempt from half-court, but the shot fell harmlessly into the stands. Clarkson finished with 25 points, six rebounds and a career-best eight assists. Earnest Ross added 13 for the Tigers (10-1), who entered the game as the lone unbeaten school in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers scored their fewest points of the season one game after its previous low in a 66-60 win against Western Michigan. Missouri coach Frank Haith said the Illini were the more physical team.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 4 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 39 min ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.