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Morning Sports Report - May 2, 2014

A couple of big named transfers for the Missouri State Bears basketball teams. And Catholic beats up on Parkview in baseball. Megan Rice has your Friday morning sports report.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Thursday, there were a couple of big named transfers for the Missouri State Bears basketball teams.  And Catholic beats up on Parkview in baseball.  Megan Rice has your Friday morning sports report.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Thursday, there were a couple of big named transfers for the Missouri State Bears basketball teams.

Freshman Devon Thomas is expected to leave after the semester. The guard averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 assists per game. Despite playing roughly 13.2 minutes a game, Thomas certainly showed promise for the future.

Thomas got his one start in the MVC Tournament against Wichita State. He finished with 5 points and 5 assists in that game.

Lady Bears Karly Buer will also not return to MSU.

Their was talk of her coming back for a fifth year after tearing her ACL this season. However, she will finish her Masters at Liberty.

Buer played in 103 games for MSU. Averaging 7.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2 assists a game. She also holds a school record .907 free throw percentage from her junior year.


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COLUMBIA, Mo--There is still plenty of excitement over the new head coach in Columbia. As the Mizzou basketball team lands their second coach Anderson of the decade. This time it's former Tiger Kim Anderson. And as a first order of biasness Anderson added Tim Fuller as his associate head coach on Wednesday.

Kim Anderson has a knack for rebuilding teams. In his twelve years at Central Missouri he won nearly 75% of his games. He also lead the Mules to the 2014 D-II National title.

Mizzou however is different, being a D-I school in one of the top conferences in the country.

The tigers finished 23-12 this season. And lost to Southern Miss in the second round of the NIT. In Mizzou's first two seasons in the SEC they have a 20-16 record.

Coach Anderson hopes to be the key to getting Mizzou back on track.

"But what I think we are searching for, is hopefully an identity. So that when they think of Missouri basketball, they think of hard nosed, good defense, efficient offensively, fundamentally sound, good kids, Missouri people. That's what we are, and that's the way I want our basketball team," said Tigers coach Kim Anderson.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Some high school baseball going down on the Parkview diamond. As the Vikings hosted the Irish on Thursday.

Top of first, Catholic's Eric Atwell lays down the bunt. He would be out at first but a bad throw to third results in Breyton Ballenger coming in to score. 1-0 Irish.

But Parkview takes no time evening Hunter Steinmetz turns on it and tie ball game

Later in the inning Catholic decides to start flashing the leather Ben Bowman makes the diving grab.

Then in the bottom of two check out this play by pitcher Ryan Haller from his knees to get the out.

Catholic goes on to win 9-1.

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