Missouri basketball team honored at State Capitol

Missouri basketball team honored at State Capitol

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10: Head coach Frank Haith and the Missouri Tigers celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Baylor Bears to win the championship game of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 3:34 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri -- State lawmakers have taken a break from legislating to congratulate the Missouri Tigers on their victory in the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament.

House members lined up in their chamber Tuesday to shake hands with the Tigers before the players headed to a public autograph session in the Capitol.

Coach Frank Haith, who led Missouri to 30 wins in his first season, led lawmakers in a brief chant of “MIZ-ZOU” from the dais. Haith praised his players as good athletes, good students and “really, really good people.”

The Tigers’ schedule for their day in Jefferson City also included dinner at the Governor’s Mansion with Gov. Jay Nixon.

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