Andrews: Final Four reception another success

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Mizzou basketball coach Kim Anderson and his wife, Melissa, speak with Squeaky Marquart and assistant coach Brad Loos.

Mizzou basketball coach Kim Anderson and his wife, Melissa, speak with big Mizzou fan Squeaky Marquart and assistant coach Brad Loos during Saturday’s reception in Indy.

INDIANAPOLIS — What a great way to end a basketball season.

The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame concluded the college basketball season with a Final Four Reception sponsored by the O’Reilly brothers, as coaches, athletic directors and fans from the state caught up over the weekend.Murr

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame President and Executive Director Jerald Andrews spoke to a group of about 100 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Among the notables were University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, who recently was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame; as well as Mizzou men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson, Bob Burchard, Dennis Crews, Bob Murrey and Dave Porter.

Burchard recently completed his 27th season as men’s basketball coach at Columbia College, where he also is athletic director.

Jerald Andrews, President and Executive Director of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, speaks during Saturday's reception.

Jerald Andrews, President and Executive Director of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, speaks during Saturday’s reception in Indianapolis.

A large crowd turned out for the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame's Final Four reception sponsored by the O'Reillly brothers. The event was Saturday, April 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

A large crowd turned out for the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s Final Four reception sponsored by the O’Reillly brothers. The event was Saturday, April 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Burchard speaks during Saturday's breakfast.

Columbia College men’s basketball coach Bob Burchard speaks during Saturday’s breakfast.