Obviously we can get into the nitty gritty in this morning's Study Hall post, but it was clear that one team at Mizzou Arena really, really wanted to win a game for its grieving coach, and the other team wanted to just escape with a win. Frank Haith said what you hope he would say after the game, and now it's up to Haith and his team to prove this was a random, out-of-nowhere, things-happen loss instead of a hint at where this season is going. I'm sure most of us are convinced it's absolutely one or the other, but we have no idea at this point.
This pair of upcoming road games is pretty huge, huh?
"Obviously, give Georgia a lot of credit. I think they played with tremendous toughness, way more aggressive than us. They had 40 points in the paint, 15 offensive rebounds. They played inspired. It's really hard to say when a team just comes in and whips you and they whipped us and kicked our tails. They deserve it. Give them a lot of credit."
On rebounding troubles...
"Rebounding is effort. I don't think we blocked out. They went with way more tenacity than we did. They're long, they're athletic and we've got to check those guys off the glass and we did not. They definitely were really really aggressive around that basket."
On sensing a potential troubling game ...
"I really sensed it during the week preparing. In the locker room before the game, we talked about it and I said `guys I don't think you understand how hard it is to win basketball games.' We didn't have the right look about us. Hopefully we can learn from it. The toughness thing is something that's hard for a coach to accept. You've have to compete and that's hard for me. We didn't compete. We got down 8-0 and then there were still so many plays, free throw block outs and those are competitive things. When they come up with a rebound off a free throw, you have to fight a little bit harder. I'm disappointed that we did not fight."
On overtime struggles...
"Well Jabari said we got the lead and then we had defensive lapses. Djurisic got a three and he got a layup. We were in our switching stuff and I don't want to call players names out, but bad play, bad play, got a layup, bad play, bad communication, a three and they made the plays."
The Trib: Georgia stuns Tigers in SEC opener
Post-Dispatch: Georgia ends Mizzou's 26-game home streak
The Missourian: Georgia men's basketball rallies behind coach, upsets No. 21 Missouri
KC Star: Georgia beats No. 21 Missouri in overtime, snaps Tigers’ 26-game home winning streak
KC Star: Bulldogs top Missouri just days after death of Georgia coach’s father
PowerMizzou: Game Notes; Mizzou vs. UGA
PowerMizzou: Loss leaves Haith seething
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Georgia Post-Game
Fox Sports: Missouri Tigers get a healthy dose of reality in upset loss to Georgia Bulldogs
The Dagger: Mark Fox cries on bench when team upsets Missouri five days after father’s death
ESPN.com: Georgia Bulldogs' emotional night stings Missouri Tigers
Mizzou Network: POSTGAME REPORT: Frank Haith after UGA Game
2. Welcome, Cam ... can you suit up tomorrow?
3. Miss you now more than ever, 2013 Football Season
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): FIVE QUESTIONS: Which Missouri player will be most difficult to replace?
The Trib: Josey leaves on a high note
PowerMizzou: Unofficial Scholarship Breakdown
Mizzou Network: Tiger Top 5: Best Offensive Plays of 2013
Can we keep postponing this? (I want nothing to do with Craig Bohl.)
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri-Wyoming football series pushed back a year to 2018-19
4. Revenge is all yours, Fightin' Pingetons
5. Another No. 1
6. Gymnastics season begins
7. Trripleplay has already filled you in, of course...
Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Tigers At Home for First Meet of 2014
MUtigers.com: Workout Wednesday: Week 10