How has Mizzou historically performed after a particularly dramatic win over KU? What maybe in store for this weekend against Nebraska (and beyond)? Here's a look. I'm broadly defining "particularly dramatic win over KU" as any win by 5 points or less or in OT.
|Season||Win over KU||Next Game||Next 5||Next 10|
|78-79||MU 58, @KU 55||W, NU, 76-60||3-2||5-5|
|81-82||MU 42, @KU 41||W, @OSU, 89-82||3-2||7-3|
|82-83||MU 74, KU 69||L, @OSU, 79-73||3-2||6-4|
|86-87||MU 63, KU 60||W, @OSU, 69-68||5-0||8-1|
|86-87||MU 67, KU 65**||L, vs Xavier, 70-69||0-1||0-1|
|89-90||MU 77, @KU 71***||W, OU, 92-90||3-2||3-4*|
|95-96||MU 77, KU 73||W, @OSU, 63-59||1-4||3-7|
|96-97||MU 96, KU 94 (2OT)||L, Wake Forest, 73-65||1-4||4-6|
|97-98||MU 74, KU 73||W, Iowa, 80-79||3-2||4-6|
|02-03||MU 68, KU 63**||L, vs OU, 49-47||1-2*||1-2|
|04-05||MU 72, KU 68||W, NU, 70-67||1-2*||1-2*|
|05-06||MU 89, KU 86 (OT)||L, @KSU, 79-64||0-5||1-9|
* end of season
** conference tourney
*** included because it was #1 vs #2
Two main ways to interpret this:
- The KU game is Mizzou's Super Bowl, and they tend to let down after a big win.
- Let's face it--the good teams tend to respond well, the bad ones (05-06, 96-97, 95-96) tend to collapse.
(And seriously...what was it with the Big 8 always sending us to Stillwater after playing our biggest rival??)