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Mizzou women lose at LSU Thursday 80-71

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Mizzou Women’s Basketball dropped a road contest at LSU, 80-71, on Thursday night. Sophomore Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) poured in a season-high 32 points, but LSU held on behind a strong second half.

Missouri State holds off Evansville 55-51

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Dequon Miller converted three of four free throws in the final nine seconds to help Missouri State hold on to beat Evansville, 55-51 Wednesday night. Jaylon Brown’s layup with 11 seconds left got

Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Mike Riley fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker on Wednesday after the unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers’ most important games. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years, including 14 years