Dec 02, 2019 4:27 AM

Mizzou volleyball gets at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

Posted Dec 02, 2019 4:27 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For the fifth consecutive year and 16th time in program history, Mizzou Volleyball earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers will head north and match up against Northern Iowa in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament.

Joining Mizzou in Lincoln, Nebraska, will be No. 5 national seed Nebraska, Ball State and aforementioned Northern Iowa. First serve between the Tigers and Panthers on Friday, Dec. 6, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. CT. With a first round victory, Mizzou would then face the winner of Nebraska and Ball State on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. CT.

"It's an awesome feeling and it has become an expectation at the University of Missouri," said Mizzou Volleyball head coach Joshua Taylor. "It's a big deal. To be one of the 64 Division I women's programs to make it is huge. We're focused on the first point Friday against Northern Iowa and then we'll go from there."

Mizzou's current streak of five consecutive years in the NCAA Tournament ranks second-best all-time, trailing only the team's eight-straight bids to the NCAA Tournament from 2000-07.

The 2019 Tigers finished the regular season 21-7 overall and 13-5 in Southeastern Conference action. In Coach Taylor's first-year campaign at the helm, Mizzou has produced six Top 50 RPI wins, 10, Top 75 RPI victories and 12, Top 100 RPI triumphs. Since 2000, Mizzou has now produced 13, 20-plus win campaigns.

First and second round action of the 2019 NCAA Tournament across 16 campus sites will take place from Dec. 5-7. Regionals are set from Dec. 13-14, while the Final Four is scheduled for Dec. 19 and Dec. 21 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

For ticket information on this year's NCAA Tournament, visit Fans can also visit for a complete bracket and breakdown of this year's postseason lineup.

--- Mizzou Athletics ---

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Dec 02, 2019 4:27 AM
Griffons' rally comes up short again as they lose to Western Colorado 86-82

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Missouri Western men's basketball team fell to 3-5 on the season with a 86-82 loss to Western Colorado (3-3) in the Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Classic hosted by Colorado Mesa.

Missouri Western outscored the Mountaineers 51-47 in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome a Western Colorado team that shot 49% on the afternoon and better than 59% in the second half. A Tyrell Carroll layup with 44 seconds left in the game capped a 15-3 Griffon run that tied the game at 82. Western Colorado scored the final four points, two on a layup and two on free throws as the Griffons missed two 3-point attempts in the final five seconds of the game.


  • Tyus Millhollin followed up his career-high night on Friday with a new career-high on Saturday, scoring a game-high 21 points on 8 of 16 shooting from the field, 5 of 11 shooting from 3-point range and 10 of 12 free throw shooting.
  • Carroll was one point shy of tying his career-high with 28 points. He had seven assists one night after dishing out 10.
  • Zach Anderson scored a career-high 10 points and had four blocked shots.
  • After four starters fouled out on Friday at Colorado Mesa, three fouled out Saturday against Western Colorado with Jonathan MesmacqueWill Eames and Alex John all fouling out.
  • Missouri Western shot 39% in the game after shooting 44% in the second half.
  • The Griffons were 10 of 35 from 3-point range.
  • Western Colorado pulled down 50 rebounds to the Griffons' 29.
  • MWSU was outscored by 14 in the paint.


The Griffons open conference play Thursday at Central Missouri (3-4).

--- MWSU Athletics ---