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By Matthew Hansen
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Labeled a
team on the NCAA Tournament bub
ble after two straight losses, the
Missouri Tigers were in desperate
need of a win, according to Coach
They got it.
Mizzou’s 86-72 triumph over
Nebraska moved the Tigers (17-10
Overall, 10-5 Big 12) into a fifth
place tie with Kansas in the Big 12,
and, more importantly, stemmed the
tide of postseason doubt flowing
because of NU’s struggles down the
Snyder said the victory went a
long way toward cementing a bid to
the NCAA Tournament.
“You guys do the math,” he said to
reporters after the game. “I think this
team has made a pretty strong state
ment about where they deserve to be.”
With five conference teams
already at the 21 plateau and virtually
assured a spot at the Big Dance,
^ We know its tournament time, and we
have to impress. We re a tournament
team in my mind...”
Missouri s goal against the Huskers
was to make it clear to the NCAA
Tournament Selection Committee
that it was deserving of a sixth bid for
the Big 12.
But don’t count Snyder among
those who think they need to lobby for
a spot; either verbally or on the court.
“An emphasis on a game like that
belittles our team,” he said, speaking
about the Tigers’ first-round Big 12
Tournament game, in which they will
face either the No. 11 or 12 seed. “I
just stated how good I thought we
were, and I think that is pretty much
Mizzou next travels to the
University of Kansas to play the rival
Freshman guard Kareem Rush,
who scored a game-high 23 points,
said the rivalry made the game special
by itself. But, he also claimed a win
on Sunday would end the NCAA
“We know it’s tournament time,
and we have to impress,” he said.
“We’re a tournament team in my
mind, but beating KU would be the
icing on the cake in terms of the
In the visitor’s locker room,
Nebraska Coach Danny Nee didn’t
think the Tigers’ matchup with
Kansas or how they fared in the Big
12 Tournament mattered.
“They’re an NCAA tournament
team,” he said.
Huskers win without No. 1 Player i
TENNIS from page 17
Unfortunately for NU, Mills, the
projected No. 1 player for the
Huskers this year, is accepting he’s
just a cheerleader for the remainder
of the season. Mills has officially
confirmed he’s out for the season
with a foot injury.
“It feels better than it did in
January simply because I haven’t
really walked on it,” Mills said. “It’s
for sure I’m going to sit out this sea
son and try and get a medical redshirt
so I can still have two full seasons
Although his presence will be
missed on the court, Mills is opti
mistic about the play of his team
“This whole thing is a team
effort, and it never boils down to just
one person,” Mills said. “If we all
continue to play together, we’ll have
a great chance to keep winning.”
A monster test will come on
Sunday when the Huskers travel to
Big 12 rival Colorado. The Buffaloes
have played a variety of quality
opponents, including Penn State and
New Mexico, and were victorious
against Air Force.
Coach McDermott is pumped to
see how his team matches up against
“Hopefully, we can take the
momentum we’ve gained the past
two matches into Boulder,”
McDermott said, “Kai Rieke and
Ten-person attack may
have preceded murder
■ Investigator’s report
written from eye witness
accounts indicates fight
may have come before two
men’s stabbing deaths;
district attorney, police
won’t say whether more
people will be charged.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two men
stabbed to death after a Super Bowl
party in Atlanta’s Buckhead district
were attacked by as many as 10 peo
ple, an investigator’s report says.
Baltimore Ravens star linebacker
Ray Lewis and two other men are
charged with murder in the killings
of Jacinth Baker, 21, and Richard
Lollar, 24, both of Decatur, Ga.
Lewis is out of jail on bail and is
under a court-supervised curfew in
Maryland. His codefendants,
Reginald Oakley of Baltimore and
Joseph Sweeting of Miami, remain
The brief, written from witness
accounts by medical examiner inves
tigator Teresa R. Price, was published
Wednesday in The Atlanta Journal
Lollar’s fiance, Kellye Smith,
also told the newspaper that an
undercover Atlanta police officer
said he saw 10 people fighting with
Baker and Lollar.
“He told me he yelled out,
‘There’s 10 on two,”’ Smith said. “He
said he thought of trying to get into
the fight to help, but then thought
better of it because there were so
Atlanta police investigators and
one of Lewis’ attorneys, Ed Garland,
have said there were at least 12 peo
ple riding in the Lincoln Navigator
stretch limousine Lewis rented for
Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta.
They included Lewis, driver Duane
Fassett, Oakley, Sweeting and at least
Lollar’s wounds indicate he was
stabbed with a knife with a serrated
edge, said Dr. John Parker, an assis
tant Fulton County medical examin
An autopsy found that Baker had
a 4-inch cut across his abdomen.
His wounds show no evidence of
“That could mean they were
stabbed with different knives or iden
tical knives were used but the angle
may have been different,” said
Parker, who performed the autopsies.
Baker also sustained bruises to
his face, forehead and nose. Parker
said that was consistent with falling
on the pavement after he was
At Lewis’ bond hearing Feb. 14,
police investigator Ken Allen said
Sweeting and Lewis had gone to the
Sports Authority in Duluth, Ga., on
Jan. 29, the day before the Super
Bowl, and Sweeting purchased three
Police have said at least one of the
knives Sweeting purchased was a
small folding knife that attaches to
the index finger. The only knife the
Sports Authority sells that fits that
description is the Gerber Chameleon
II, which is partially serrated.
Neither District Attorney Paul
Howard nor Atlanta police would say
whether they are seeking more
arrests in the case.
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