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:

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.

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