Christine Slusser has more from Jefferson City.
Applause roared through the Senate chamber as Mizzou basketball coach Mike Anderson took the microphone from the Chairman.
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I mean, they claim us. I think that's a great, great feeling. And even as I stand before you here today, I think we're just gettin' started."
An impassioned speech by Senator Matt Bartle followed.
He said the entire nation was talking about Mizzou's "comeback" basketball team.
A long applause followed and the team made its way into the halls to talk with their fans.
From the State Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.