Border War Final Chapter, Part 1 Photos, Quotes & Links

Denmon went Thomas Gradner/Clarence Gilbert, hitting 6-of-9 3’s and scoring 29 points. He scored 9 of Missouri’s 11 points in the game-ending 11-0 run.
Steve Moore drew one of two Kansas charges in the final 3 minutes. “STEEEEEEEEVE” is a fan favorite.
Kim English scored a quiet 18 points and despite giving up six incehs, held 7-footer Jeff Withey to no points and one shot attempt.
Mike Dixon offered what he thought the MU’s feelings about Kansas were on College GameDay
Dixon drew a charge – and then hit two free throws with 9.8 seconds left to put Mizzou up 74-71. Dixon scored 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting. He has 36 points on 13-of-15 shooting the last two games.
Thomas Robinson was a beast, scoring 25 points with 13 rebounds – his 15th double-double of the season. He scored 21 points in the second half.
Tyshawn Taylor played a great 37 minutes – but a poor final three, with a charge, a turnover and two Christian Moodly-like free throws. He scored 21 points, 17 in the first half.
Bill Self was not a happy man when we left the court…is it the last time Self and KU leave Mizzou Arena?

Some great quotes from Saturday:

“The conference doesn’t matter. It’s a rivalry.”

— Jay Bilas on ESPN GameDay

“No, I don’t feel bad. Missouri wanted this. So why should I feel bad? I don’t feel bad for anybody. If anybody should feel bad for anybody, it’s the players that don’t get a chance to play in it. But not the fans. Fans to me don’t drive the bus at all. Missouri wanted this…I don’t know what will happen five years, three years down the road, but its (playing) not happening in the immediate future.”

— Bill Self

“We were at home, we expected to win,”

— Marcus Denmon

“Were we come from in Kansas City, its Kansas and Missouri fans everywhere. Its crazy. We can’t pretend like its just any other game…because it’s not.”

–Mike Dixon

“Kansas fans think just because their teams’ jerseys have Kansas on the front of their jersey that they will show up and win automatically because they are the better team. We proved tonight that we can play with anybody in the nation.”

–Mike Dixon

“We are good enough that we don’t go into games expecting to lose.”

–Kim English

“We had that game where we wanted it, and we blew it…we didn’t make plays at the end of the game, and they did. They still had to make the shots. They had a guy that played incredible.”

–Bill Self

“I lost the game for my team, and it feels sucky.”

–Tyshawn Taylor

“Obviously this is my first time, but it was more than anything I imagined…It is a special, special game for the players, fans – everyone involved. Its a great game to play. I hope we can work something out.”

–Frank Haith


LINKS No. 4 Missouri Rallies Past No. 8 Kansas, 74-71 Post Game Quotes Post Game Notes
The Trib: Marcus Denmon latest Border War hero
The Trib: Border War win was sight for sore ears
The Missourian: Marcus Denmon leads Missouri to big win against Kansas
The Missourian: No-quit attitude from Kim English in Missouri win against Kansas
The Missourian: Frenzy surrounds Missouri-Kansas rivalry game
The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: MU beats KU, 74-71
The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: More images from Missouri’s win over Kansas
Post-Dispatch: One for the ages: Mizzou rallies to beat KU
Post-Dispatch: Denmon’s shot is dead-on again
Post-Dispatch (Bryan Burwell): Mizzou proves itself with epic victory
KC Star: Border War actually lived up to the hype, and more
KC Star: Denmon breaks out of shooting slump in big way against KU
KC Star: Kansas can’t hold an eight-point, late-game lead
KC Star: Border War Notebook | Governor’s Joplin Habitat Challenge
PowerMizzou: Border War Classic
PowerMizzou: Border War Beyond Words
PowerMizzou: Border War Photos
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Border War
Lawrence Journal-World: Tyshawn Taylor tries to shoulder blame
Lawrence Journal-World: Miserable ending: MU’s 11-0 end run dooms Jayhawks
Lawrence Journal-World: Bill Self lauds arena’s aura Did Columbia witness a grand finale between the Kansas Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers Rapid Reaction: Missouri 74, Kansas 71 What We Learned, 2-4-12 VIDEO: Missouri coach Frank Haith
CBS Sports: Kansas-Mizzou delivers the goods
KBIA Sports Extra: Denmon carries Mizzou past Kansas in Border Showdown for the ages
Rock Chalk Talk: Missouri Uses A Late Run To Knock Off Kansas
Fox Sports MW: Missouri proves it belongs in Big 12 elite
Hank’s Sports Blog: Oh Captain, My Captain: Denmon scores 29 to lead no. 4 Missouri over no. 8 Kansas

CBS Sports: Gary Parrish: Haith silencing his biggest doubter – myself included
Yahoo Sports: Missouri beats rival Kansas with wild rally


The Trib: ‘GameDay’ visits Mizzou Arena
The Trib: ESPN analyst is college hoops’ deepest thinker
KC Star: Tiger fans rev up ESPN’s College GameDay
The Missourian: An estimated 5,000 fans show up for Saturday’s College GameDay in Columbia
The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: ESPN College GameDay comes to Mizzou Arena
The Missourian: First student in line named cheer captain for ESPN’s College GameDay
Post-Dispatch: Days of waiting for Mizzou fans net rewards VIDEO: Kim English’s inspiration


The Trib: Stewart’s complicated relationship with Kansas epitomized Border War
The Trib: Franks, Tate, Taylor recall baskets that altered their lives
The Trib (Joe Walljasper): Remind me why this is the end

The Trib: Self makes no promises for future
KC Star (Campus Corner): Bill Self on Border War future
Post-Dispatch: Haith, Self on MU-KU rivalry and its future

Rush The Court: With Border War Future Uncertain, Missouri Savors the Moment



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