That's What I'm Talking About: #RallyForRhyan

Posted at 10:53 AM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 12:24:13-05

It was by all accounts a successful afternoon at Mizzou Arena Saturday.

The Tigers found a way to rally past SEC foe Tennessee to a 75-64 victory. Not only was the win itself impressive, but Mizzou had 3 players in double figures finally snapping a 9 game losing streak.  



More importantly however, the  Tigers biggest win had nothing at all to do with basketball. Saturday's game also doubled as a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research.



Assistant Coach Brad Loos' 5-year-old daughter Rhyan suffers from stage 4 neuroblastoma, a nerve cell cancer.

Late last month, the Missouri Athletic Department announced that anyone making a donation to Saturday's game would be admitted.

The Tigers played in front of the largest crowd ever at Mizzou Arena. 10,536 witnessed the win from the stands, raising over $50,000 total for pediatric cancer research.



No one should have to battle cancer, especially a 5-year-old, but one thing that was evident to young Rhyan was the outpouring of love and support she and her family received from people that she's never even met. 

On March 1, the Tigers will play their second to last game at LSU, and their thoughts and prayers will be with the Loos family as Rhyan prepares to have a tumor removed the following day.

The truth is it really doesn't matter if Mizzou wins the game, because with the success the Tigers have experienced this weekend, the Tigers have already scored one of their greatest victories ever.



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