Missouri after dramatic Border War wins, Last 30 Years

How has Mizzou historically performed after a particularly dramatic win over KU?  What maybe in store for this weekend against Nebraska (and beyond)?  Here's a look.  I'm broadly defining "particularly dramatic win over KU" as any win by 5 points or less or in OT.

Season Win over KU Next Game Next 5 Next 10
78-79 MU 58, @KU 55 W, NU, 76-60 3-2 5-5
81-82 MU 42, @KU 41 W, @OSU, 89-82 3-2 7-3
82-83 MU 74, KU 69 L, @OSU, 79-73 3-2 6-4
86-87 MU 63, KU 60 W, @OSU, 69-68 5-0 8-1
86-87 MU 67, KU 65** L, vs Xavier, 70-69 0-1 0-1
89-90 MU 77, @KU 71*** W, OU, 92-90 3-2 3-4*
95-96 MU 77, KU 73 W, @OSU, 63-59 1-4 3-7
96-97 MU 96, KU 94 (2OT) L, Wake Forest, 73-65 1-4 4-6
97-98 MU 74, KU 73 W, Iowa, 80-79 3-2 4-6
02-03 MU 68, KU 63** L, vs OU, 49-47 1-2* 1-2
04-05 MU 72, KU 68 W, NU, 70-67 1-2* 1-2*
05-06 MU 89, KU 86 (OT) L, @KSU, 79-64 0-5 1-9
* end of season
** conference tourney
*** included because it was #1 vs #2

Two main ways to interpret this:

  1. The KU game is Mizzou's Super Bowl, and they tend to let down after a big win.
  2. Let's face it--the good teams tend to respond well, the bad ones (05-06, 96-97, 95-96) tend to collapse.

(And seriously...what was it with the Big 8 always sending us to Stillwater after playing our biggest rival??)

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