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Surprise visit from basketball team

Date: April 14, 2009
By: Christine Slusser
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The Mizzou basketball team made a surprising visit to Missouri's Senators in the chamber this week.

Christine Slusser has more from Jefferson City.

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Applause roared through the Senate chamber as Mizzou basketball coach Mike Anderson took the microphone from the Chairman.

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Description: "It's amazing how many more alums we have now.

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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.