COLUMBIA, MO - JANUARY 03: Kim English #24 of the Missouri Tigers is introduced during player introductions prior to the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on January 3, 2012 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Trib: Kim English plays like new man
Before this season, I thought we had seen the best of English as a freshman in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. If he and Marcus Denmon were still considered Missouri’s co-stars by the national media, it was based more on English’s quotability and lively Twitter feed than his production. Denmon was the guy who showed up every night last season and took the Tigers as far as he could drag them.
The point was driven home over the summer when both were invited to try out for the World University Games team but only Denmon made the U.S. squad.
This season, though, they have been equals. Denmon averages three more points than English and is shooting 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from 3-point range. They form a potent combination outside the 3-point arc, daring opponents to leave them when point guards Phil Pressey and Mike Dixon drive to the basket.
Oh NOW You Come Around...
MUtigers.com: Phil Pressey Named One of 20 Finalists for Cousy Award
Pressey has arguably been the Big 12's top point guard all season long as he and Baylor's Pierre Jackson are the only two Big 12 student-athletes to appear on the list of 20. The Tiger sophomore is averaging a Big 12-best 6.1 assists per game while leading the league in assist-turnover ratio at 2.93. Not only that, but Pressey is active on the defensive end as he leads the Big 12 in steals with 30, averaging a league-high 2.14 per game. He is also averaging 9.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. [...]This list of finalists will be narrowed down to a final 10 by February 1st, and final five by March 1st. A premier Selection Committee will be appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the final five candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award. These Hall of Fame committees are made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, Sports Information Directors and Hall of Famers. The winner of the 2012 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday in New Orleans as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.
Road Games, Ahoy
Fox Sports MW: Tigers are ready to take their show on the road
The Missourian: Recent victories keep Missouri, three others on list of undefeated teams
Dickie V Loves Mizzou
ESPN.com: Dick Vitale picks his top midseason awards candidates
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ESPN.com (Aaron Schatz, $): The five most underrated players of the 2011 NFL season
Atlanta's weakside linebacker, Sean Weatherspoon really blossomed in his second season. Weatherspoon was involved in 16 percent of Atlanta's total defensive plays (tackles or assists), which was the third-highest figure for an outside linebacker behind Carolina's James Anderson and Minnesota's Chad Greenway. Weatherspoon was particularly strong when it came to stopping the run, and he made his average tackle on run plays after a gain of just 2 yards -- ranked second among 4-3 outside linebackers. Weatherspoon was also part of a Falcons linebacker group that played excellent pass defense. The Falcons ranked first in the league in DVOA against tight ends and seventh in DVOA against running backs as receivers.
Probably Not His Last Award
SB Nation KC: Aldon Smith Earns ESPN's NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year Award
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- SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Rose, Fiesta shootouts renew anti-rematch LSU-Alabama talk
SimmonsField.com: SEC Dixie-nary: U is for Umpires
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SB Nation: Tim Howard, Goal Scoring Legend
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