No. 10 Missouri improves to 10-0
Ricardo Ratliffe and Michael Dixon had 18 points each and No. 10 Missouri shot 60 percent from the field in a 104-67 rout of Kennesaw State last night in men’s basketball action in Columbia, Mo.
Phil Pressey had 9 points and 10 assists for the Tigers (10-0), unbeaten after the first 10 games for the first time since an 11-0 start in 1991-92.
Wisconsin 66, Savannah St. 33 - Jared Berggren scored 13 points and the 14th-ranked Badgers (10-2) shut down the visiting Tigers (4-8).
Murray St. 89, Lipscomb 65 - Ivan Aska and Ed Daniel each scored 16 points and the No. 24 Racers (11-0) routed the visiting Bison (6-6).
Texas-Pan American 65, Wentworth 48 - Eric Prue scored 14 points, but the Division 3 Leopards (4-2) were no match for the Broncs (4-8) in Edinburg, Texas. John Fragnoli added 10 points for Wentworth, which was playing its first game against a Division 1 team since the program began in 1984.
Division 1 semifinals - Colleen Ward had 27 kills and Illinois advanced to its first championship match in school history by upsetting Southern California, 3-2, in San Antonio. Michelle Bartsch added 22 kills for the Illini (32-4).
The Illini will face UCLA (29-6) in tomorrow night’s final. The Bruins swept Florida State, 3-0, to advance to the title match for the first time since 1994.
Two-time defending Division 3 champion Wisconsin-Whitewater and Mount Union, both 14-0, meet tonight for an unprecedented seventh consecutive time in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va. The teams have split the six meetings.
The Warhawks have also won 44 in a row, last losing to Mount Union in the 2008 game. But running back Levell Coppage said Mount Union remains the standard of Division 3 excellence. “For us to be recognized on a level as Mount Union is a great thing,’’ he said.
Mount Union arrives with the nation’s top-ranked defense, allowing just 202 yards per game. But Mount Union was even better last year, allowing just 197 yards per game, until it got to Salem. There, Coppage ran for 299 yards and three touchdowns in the Warhawks’ 31-21 victory.