Seth Davis did a survey of two coaches each from each power conference.
Their thoughts on Missouri was pretty off in my opinion:
"Missouri: The Missouri Tigers play down to their competition, which can lead to an early-round upset. They also have very little inside presence and rely on outside shooting, and those teams tend to get beat in the tournament. Phil "Flip" Pressey is their main guy, there's no question. He's a terror on defense and he controls the game. Marcus Denmon and Kim English are good, but they're catch and shoot guys. You have to force Ricardo Ratliffe to make shots. You can't let him just get a ton of offensive putbacks. They don't throw him the ball much, so he scores a lot off his board play. They'll have trouble guarding a physical post team because they're undersized. Remember, they only have seven guys. When you play two games in three days in the tournament, that can be a challenge."
Missouri has on occasion played down to their competition but they've also completely destroyed lesser competition as well. They frequently get Ratliffe the ball. I don't think he has nearly as many points off of offensive rebounds as they think. Flip stirs the drink but ultimately Denmon is the main guy (to me anyway). And they're WAY more than just an outside shooting team.
I just hope other schools feel the same way as these coaches when prepping for Mizzou in the tournament.
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