Mizzou Claims Victory Over KU in NCAA Tourney

Hank Noah, 23Sports

Prior to Missouri leaving the Big 12 Conference to join the SEC in 2012, the Tiger’s played against the University of Kansas every year. This matchup was highly anticipated by fans on both sides and was known as the Border War. For years, tensions rose when Mizzou matched up against the Jayhawks. Even now that the Tigers are no longer in the Big 12, when Kansas and Missouri get together, it is bound to be a game full of emotion and heart. On Friday, MU and KU got the chance to participate in the Border War once again.

The Missouri Tigers volleyball squad matched up against the 19th ranked Kansas Jayhawks in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and the game was everything fans hoped it would be. The match was back and forth from the get-go as the Tigers took the first set 25 to 23. Kansas would take the next one 15 to 25, but MU bounced back in the next set to tie the game at two. Mizzou took the final set 15 to 10 to beat the high-ranked Kansas team three sets to two.

For Mizzou, senior Kira Larson played incredibly as she recorded seventeen kills and ten digs. Sydney Deeken also played well for MU, managing to finish with twelve kills and nine digs on the night.

The Tigers moved on to the second round of the NCAA tournament with the win, and will next match up against a tough 29-3 Wichita State team on Saturday.