Consider this your rest of day live thread.
Today's game summarized on Twitter.
Hypothetically, how much money do we need to raise to have the entire NCAA Tournament played at Mizzou Arena? Asking for a friend.— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) February 9, 2013
This f***in' team...— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) February 9, 2013
"Warn this."— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) February 9, 2013
So uh, safe to say we've got ourselves a basketball rival then?— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) February 9, 2013
Great line by CBS' Ian Eagle on Oriakhi's boxer stance: "That was a Fred Sanford move."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) February 9, 2013
Mizzou used a rather stunning early run to open up a 20-point lead, and Ole Miss never really got it that close afterward. And thanks in part to some seriously physical play (more or less allowed by the officials), things got chippy in the final 10 minutes. (Alex Oriakhi was lucky not to get ejected for the role he played in the chippiness.) But it eventually ended, and Mizzou had itself a lovely 98-79 win. Oriakhi was devastating (22 points, 18 rebounds, 10 offensive rebounds, three blocks), Phil Pressey was hot early (22 points, four assists, five rebounds), Keion Bell and Jabari Brown combined for 35 points, and Mizzou dominated the stat sheet: 52% from 3-point range, 80% from the free throw line, a 2-to-1 advantage in rebounding and a 2-to-1 advantage in BCI.
Now do that again, guys. And again. And again.
WHAT SAY YOU, DR. SOYOYE?