The NCAA granted permission for Mizzou to play the exhibition game away from home. New Missouri Head Coach Frank Haith came up with the idea after a visit to the city days after the May 22 EF-5 twister. The storm damaged a 13-mile swath of the heart of Joplin, killing 162 and injuring hundreds more.
Missouri State will play the Division II No. 4 ranked Lions Saturday, November 5 for a similar fundraiser for the city's recovery.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Missouri/Missouri Southern basketball game raises $100,000 for Joplin
Missouri defeated Missouri Southern 114-68 in an exhibition basketball game Sunday evening at the Leggett & Platt Center. The game raised $100,000 for Joplin: