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Mizzou Links, 1-15-09

I think Marcus Denmon almost smiled!

Suspended your most talented player?  Having to bench one of your other seniors because he's just not contributing enough?  Worried about your team?  No problem!  Just bring Colorado to town!  All will be well!

Seriously, Jeff Bzdelik's got quite a lot of work to do...

And seriously, this couldn't have worked out better--Leo now knows that we don't need him.  He doesn't make or break this team.

And seriously, Laurence Bowers looked awesome...

  • Missouri shoots past Colorado, 107-62 (box score)
  • The Trib: Tigers pummel Buffaloes
  • The Missourian: Tigers blow out Buffaloes
  • KC Star: Missouri destroys Colorado
  • Post-Dispatch: Tigers bounce back with dominant win
    Six Tigers finished in double figures, and the margin of victory easily became the largest for Missouri against a Big 12 team. The previous best in a conference game was an 87-56 victory over Colorado in 1999, matched by a 93-62 victory over Texas A&M in 2000 — both played at Columbia.

    "It was very important for us to get off to a good start," Carroll said, "especially at home. We have to protect our home turf. Like Coach said, he preaches when adversity is here, we have to overcome it."
  • Denver Post: Buffs "whupped" in Big 12 opener
  • Boulder Daily Camera: Missouri thumps Bzdelik's Buffs
    "What you take away from this game is a red face and a red behind," Bzdelik said.

Beyond the game, really no new links to deliver...PowerMizzou has a nice look at Andrew Wilson and his readiness to get to Columbia...and that's about it.