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Mizzou Links, 3-17-10

Mizzou Basketball LInks

  • The Trib: Booker's a prize
  • The Missourian: Missouri's first-round opponent features inseparable duo
  • KC Star: MU's Anderson building foundation with what may be his best coaching job

    Between Kansas dominating and K-State emerging, the story of Mizzou steadying has been easily missed in Kansas City.

    Oh, the Tigers are sputtering now. Justin Safford’s injury exposed a lack of depth and dropped Missouri to a No. 10 seed. It’s hard to imagine them playing past this weekend, but that’s not the point.

    A year after losing three 1,000-point scorers — DeMarre Carroll, Leo Lyons and Matt Lawrence — Anderson put together perhaps his best coaching job and has positioned Missouri as a perennial NCAA Tournament team. There is a stability here now that hasn’t existed since Norm Stewart’s glory days.

    "I don’t think when Quin (Snyder) was doing it he was building it on that solid a foundation," athletic director Mike Alden says. "… The image and brand is as strong nationally as I’ve seen personally since coach Stewart was here at Mizzou. That brand has been re-energized, reaffirmed nationally again. (Anderson) has developed a national brand for our program again."

  • KC Star (Upon Further Review): MU in the NCAAs - Showing Their Stripes
  • Post-Dispatch: Laurence Bowers puts surgery on hold
  • Post-Dispatch: MU and Clemson have unique knowledge of each other
  • PowerMizzou: Mirror Images
  • PowerMizzou: Like Father, Unlike Son: Tourney breakdown

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Big 12 Links

Other NCAA Tournament Links

  • KC Star (Upon Further Review): BRACKET BREAKER: A Method To the Madness: Part I
    KC Star (Upon Further Review): BRACKET BREAKER: A Method To the Madness: Part II
  • KC Star (Upon Further Review): Predicting the Tourney by Similarity Scores
    The Audacity of Hoops: Similarity Previews (Cont'd): 1st Round
  • Wall Street Journal (The Daily Fix): NCAA Tournament 2010: Searching for College Basketball Inefficiencies
  • Basketball Prospectus: 65 Teams, 65 Thoughts
    Missouri: Bears repeating: the Tigers have one quality win since the end of January, and two in the last nine weeks. The metrics love them, but they’re undersized for a BCS team, so they get killed on the glass (323rd on defensive boards), they don’t shoot all that well (183rd on twos) and few teams in the field get to the line less than they do. Their matchup with Clemson is one of those that inspired the rant the other day, because these are the guys that teams like Cornell, Northern Iowa and Richmond have to be just aching to play. They can probably get Clemson to turn the ball over plenty to win the sloppiest first-round game, and a second-round matchup with West Virginia would be an interesting contrast in styles.
  • Blog: The Real Field of 64?
  • The Dagger: Let's cancel the South regional; Duke is apparently a Final Four lock


  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Tigers back for more
    I saw more on Tuesday that leads me to believe it's going to be a scrum for the No. 2 quarterback job. A few highlights: WR T.J. Moe put on a dazzling double move on Harrison during 1-on-1 passing drills and hauled in a 30-yard pass from QB Blaine Gabbert. It was the kind of move Moe couldn't make last season while he recovered from foot surgery. He's going to earn a prominent spot in the WR rotation by the time they start keeping score for real.
  • PowerMizzou: Tuesday practice report
  • PowerMizzou: Signee video: Bud Sasser
  • Inside MIssouri Football: Dinner at Coach's

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Softball Blog: A Look Into the Softball Record Book - Part One No. 3 Softball Hosts Wichita State for Two
  • Mizzou Baseball Mizzou Baseball Quotes & Notes: The season so far
  • Mizzou Wrestling
    The Missourian: Askren prepares for final tournament as Tiger


  • KC Star: Missouri considers bill on tax credits for hosting sporting events