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COLUMBIA, Mo. Womens Panthers Jerseys . -- After a 62-52 loss to North Carolina Central Monday night, Missouri coach Kim Anderson required his players to practice the entire week without wearing team athletic gear.He didnt wear any either.However unorthodox the method, it would appear the message got through.Frankie Hughes had 18 points and four rebounds as Missouri narrowly escaped Western Kentucky in a 59-56 victory Saturday.Kevin Puryear had 12 points and five rebounds, including 8 points in the second half, and Russell Woods scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds, tying a team high.The Tigers (4-3) held a 10-point lead near the 12-minute mark, but the Hilltoppers whittled it away, mounting a 14-5 run while Missouri missed its final eight field goal attempts.Pancake Thomas missed a 3-pointer with :04 seconds remaining and Missouri guard Cullen VanLeer secured off the rebound before being fouled. He sank two free-throws to extend the Tigers one-point lead before the Hilltoppers last-second half-court shot fell short. Thomas finished with nine points and five rebounds on 3-for-12 shooting.Hughes stressed the impact of this win on the teams morale.Its most definitely a confidence booster, Hughes said. Of course, coming off the disappointment from last game, we were coming in with a locked-in mindset, just trying to basically focus in on what (the opponents) do, and just trying to get stops and let our defense create our offense.Anderson discussed the details of motivating his players following Mondays loss.They worked hard all week, Anderson said. They worked hard in white cotton t-shirts and black cotton shorts that we bought from a local department store. They didnt wear Missouri gear all week.Western Kentucky (3-5) jumped out to an early 9-3 lead while Missouri shot 3-for-13 from the field to start the game. Hughes was the only Missouri player to score for a 5:09 window of the first half, scoring 12 points, including three consecutive 3-pointers.The Hilltoppers missed their final four shots of the first half, allowing Missouri to close on a 7-0 run. By halftime, the Tigers led 33-30 despite shooting 29-percent to the Hilltoppers 43.3.Justin Johnson led the Hilltoppers with 14 points and five rebounds, and Que Johnson added 12 points and a team-best eight rebounds.The Tigers outrebounded Western Kentucky 44-30, their largest rebounding margin since their season-opening 99-44 victory when they outrebounded Alabama A&M 43-29.?Probably a couple years ago, Missouri wouldnt have won a close game, so give them some credit, Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury said. Theres no question this is Kims best team hes had. Hes doing a really good job with them. When you win some close games like that, it gives your kids a lot of confidence, too.HIGHLIGHT REELWith 12:04 seconds remaining, VanLeer stole the ball in the low post from Que Johnson and threw a full-court lob pass over several Western Kentucky players, finding Hughes in stride for a two-handed breakaway dunk.HALFTIME HEAVEMissouri undergraduate student Aaron Brown won $5,000 during the halftime show after sinking a half-court shot. Brown made more free-throws than another eligible contestant in order to advance to the grand prize opportunity.BIG PICTUREWestern Kentucky: The Hilltoppers are in the midst of a seven-game road stretch. They last played at home on Nov. 22 in a 77-56 win over North Carolina A&T and will return to E.A. Diddle Arena to host Ohio Dec. 21.Missouri: Jackson is the Tigers leading scorer through seven games, averaging 14.1 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game. Puryear is the second leading scorer on the team, averaging 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Puryear led Missouri in scoring as a freshman in 2015 with 11.5 points per game.UP NEXTWestern Kentucky visits Indiana State Dec. 11.Missouri hosts Miami (Ohio) Monday. Green Panthers Jerseys . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. White Panthers Jerseys . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . http://www.authenticpanthersshopnhl.com/ . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- All-American guard Kelsey Mitchell had 18 points to lead four Ohio State players in double figures and the No. 7 Buckeyes beat Duquesne 89-69 on Friday in the opener for both teams.Stephanie Mavunga had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Buckeyes in her first game since transferring from North Carolina. Sierra Calhoun, a Duke transfer, had 13 points and Shayla Cooper 12.Mitchell, an AP first-team selection in 2016 as a sophomore and a second team member in 2015, was third in the nation last season when she averaged 26.1 points.Chassidy Omogrosso led the Dukes with 17 points. Julijana Vojinovic had 16 and Amadea Szamosi 13.Mitchell only scored seven points in the first half. She played 34 minutes and went 6 of 17 from the field and 2 of 9 on 3-pointers.The Buckeyes led 46-26 at the half and increased the lead to 55-29 midway through the third quarter. Duquesne went on a 12-2 run to make it 57-41, but Ohio State got a basket by Cooper and two more by Mitchell to build the lead to 63-42 with 2:30 left in the third.Mavunga is a redshirt junior transfer from North Carolina who was first team All-ACC in 2014-15 for the Tar Heels when she averaged 14.4 points and 9.6 rebounds as a sophomore and had 15 double-doubles. She sat last season per NCAA transfer rules.Calhoun played 13 games for Duke in 2014-15 and averaged 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounds.Duquesne stayed with the Buckeyes early before the Buckeyes went on an 18-6 run to finish the first quarter. OSU then pulled away after a stretch of cold shooting by tthe Dukes. Adidas Panthers Jerseys. They went scoreless for 4:16 and missed all eight field shots as the Buckeyes scored seven straight points to go ahead 45-24 before Szamosi scored with 34 seconds remaining in the half.Ohio State was 26-8 last season when it reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011. Duquesne, 28-6 last season, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.ON THE BOARDSOhio State finished ahead 55-33, with 23 offensive boards. The Buckeyes had 22 second-chance points compared to nine for the Dukes.TAKING A STANDBoth teams participated in the latest YouTube craze, the Mannequin Challenge, filmed in various still positions for a minute during warm-ups.TIP-INSDuquesne: The Dukes are 24-20 in season openers. . Although Duquesne dropped to 1-6 vs. the Buckeyes, the Dukes won the most recent game against them, 71-67 on Dec. 18, 2010, in Columbus. .OSU State coach Kevin McGuff had a 10-2 record vs. Duquesne as coach at Xavier. This was his first meeting as the Buckeyes coach.Ohio State: The Buckeyes returned to their original home for the game because Value City Arena hosted a mens hockey team later. OSU first played in St. John Arena in the 1974-75 season and have won 265 games and lost 65. This was the 26th game in the building since the move to Value City Arena prior to the 1998-99 season.UP NEXTDuquesne hosts Lehigh on Sunday.Ohio State hosts No. 4 South Carolina on Monday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '