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A 3-pointer by Dorrian Williams at the buzzer lifted Missouri State (10-2) past visiting Southeast Missouri, 81-78, here Sund...
PEORIA, Ill. -- A banked-in 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted home standing Bradley (12-7, 4-3) past Missouri State, 69-66, here...
Missouri State's Gavin Thurman scored a game-high 18 points, and Anthony Downing added 12 points and 7 rebounds, but a se...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMissouri State (8-19, 6-9 MVC) got 20 points from Anthony Downing...
Missouri State made 20-of-22 free throws in the second half and led wire-to-wire here Saturday afternoon in a 77-66 win over ...
Missouri State outscored Old Dominion 16-4 in overtime to help the Bears push past the Monarchs, 79-67, here Friday in the se...
Austin Ruder matched career highs in points and 3-pointers made to lead Missouri State past 5th-seeded Illinois State 53-48 h...
Fans around Springfield are cautiously optimistic about this year’s Bear’s basketball team.In year three under Pa...
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After 24 games, Missouri State’s immediate future will come down to the final three weeks of the regular season. And th...
After 24 games, Missouri State’s immediate future will come down to the final three weeks of the regular season. And th...
Missouri State’s three best basketball seasons (record-wise) in the past decade came in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2010-11.A ...
Missouri State’s three best basketball seasons (record-wise) in the past decade came in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2010-11.A ...
In the aftermath of Drury’s run to the National Championship, a common topic has arisen in the area.In a one game scena...
In the aftermath of Drury’s run to the National Championship, a common topic has arisen in the area.In a one game scena...
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Ben Schnelle scored 16 points and Kyle Bouldin added 13 to lead Lockwood past SRVC rival Greenfield.
Ozark defeated Strafford in the Rogersville Tournament semifinal round and will advance to the championship game against Helias.
Helias advances past the host team to the play in the Rogersville Tournament Championship game.
O-Zone Opinion
10 improved and surprise basketball teams for 2014-15
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First pound-for-pound wrestling rankings
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O-Zone Poll
Who is the area's best public address announcer?
  Mike Counterman/Greg Porter, Fair Grove
  Dennis Faught, Ozark
  Ken Gaspar, Monett
  Ken Knierim, Republic
  J.R. Leiber, Osceola
  Nelson Morgan, Waynesville
  Bob Petersen, Lamar
  Russell Reavis, Crane
  Leslie Top, Mtn Grove
  Ramona Whayne, Hartville
Rankings
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10. 1. (1) Walnut Grove (C1: 17-0) – Walnut Grove is on top for the second week in
There are 10 area boys basketball teams ranked across the five classes in this week's statewide boys basketball coaches poll. Crane and Osceola continue to hold the top two spots in Class 2 followed by Gainesville (No. 4), Hartville (No. 5) and Winon
There are 13 area girls basketball teams ranked across the five classes in this week's statewide girls basketball coaches poll. The big change comes in Class 2 where the two-time defending champion Crane Lady Pirates have been supplanted as the No. 1
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10.

(Class, record, previous week in parenthesis)

1. Crane (C2, 18-2, 3) – Th