Mizzou Links, 2-4-14: Tigers-Gators, Big Shel, and ... SNOW DAY

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Missouri classes are canceled, Mizzou Hoops battle Florida, National Signing Day is tomorrow, and Sheldon Richardson lives up to his own hype.

1. SNOW DAY

Thanks in part to last year's epic February cluster****, in which a massive snowstorm hit in the afternoon and virtually every major Columbia road became a logjam, MU classes have been canceled in advance of what is supposed to first be a decent morning snowstorm followed by a heavy afternoon fall. That brought out the best in Twitter last night.

And, though unrelated...

2. FLORIDA TONIGHT!! WOOOOOOOOOOOooo...uuuuuuugggggghhhh

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Travels To No. 3 Florida on Tuesday
The Trib (Courtside View): Haith talks about test at No. 3 Florida

On Florida …

"They’re a great team. They’re a great team. They’ve got great personnel. They play great defense. They execute on offense. They’re what you would say, a team, looking at them, they could cut down the nets. And I equally felt the same way after playing against Kentucky the way they played against us. We’ve got two teams in our league that easily could be two of the best teams in the country." [...]

On how the Tigers can attack the Gators’ defense …

"We’ve got to do what we do. We’re a team that plays in transition. I think we’ve got to continue to try to do that, and then when we don’t have it, I think we’ve got to run good offense. I think we can’t take contested (shots). They thrive on teams taking bad shots, and you just can’t take contested shots against them. You’ve got to be patient and run good offense."

On Florida having four senior starters …

"It’s a big-time luxury. They’ve been through it, and they don’t make mistakes, and they know how to win. Those guys, it doesn’t happen often now where you have older guys that have been through it at that program for four years. It’s a huge luxury."

The Missourian: Missouri men's basketball to face stifling heat, defense in Florida
KC Star: Missouri-Florida basketball preview
Post-Dispatch: Gators rise above the rest in SEC
Fox Sports MW: SEC power rankings: Nearing halfway point, Mizzou is (barely) in upper half
Mizzou Network: MIZZOU PREVIEW: Mizzou at Florida Preview

Wes
KC Star: MU freshman guard Wes Clark showing some spark off the bench

3. One day to Signing Day

PowerMizzou: Down to the Wire
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): SIGNING DAY COUNTDOWN: 6 Missouri Targets to Watch
Rivals.com: Rivals Spotlight (VIDEO): Poona Ford

4. DGB cooperating

Springfield News-Leader: Documents: DGB cooperating with pot investigation
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Police: Green-Beckham consented to cell phone search after arrest

5. Boss Hogg

Post-Dispatch (Dave Matter): Richardson backed up big talk

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