Highlighting this because it strikes me that we are talkin' 'bout practice ...still. smh
Anderson: Doesn't think #Mizzou team realizes how important practice is. Takes time to jumpstart guys. "I don't really want to do that."— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) December 28, 2014
Anderson: "Our effort, our concentration has not been what it needs to be in practice. That carries over." Tried to motivate myriad ways.— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) December 28, 2014
Anderson on practice problems: "It's not one guy. It's a group."— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) December 28, 2014
"Things have been a little rough. We needed a little time to settle down and get our minds back focused," sophomore Wes Clark said.
SEC Power Rankings Week 5
It's week 5 of the Power Rankings and it looks like we've got a little hardening of the center of the SEC. This week the SEC did something they've not done since the season started, kept it together and didn't fall all over itself, perhaps that's an element of SECBASKETBALLFEVER, that random calm day in a sea of storms.
* Anderson is unsure about his starters against Oklahoma State, but he will definitely use more of the smaller lineup that worked against Illinois. Against the Illini, Anderson gave fewer minutes to junior forward Ryan Rosburg and zero minutes to senior forward Keanau Post, while favoring more looks with freshman forwards Jakeenan Gant and D’Angelo Allen on the floor.
"It gives you a little more movement on the inside," he said. "Defensively it makes you a little quicker — not as strong but quicker. And it helps with screens. There’s so many ball screenes. Whether you drag or hedge or switch or jam, whatever you do, when you’ve got a quicker big guy that helps your guards out. We’re definitely going to play that lineup more."
I'd probably quibble with "only" but JW3 has been impressive → SEC: Johnathan Williams The Only Bright Spot For Missouri
In his sophomore season, Williams has taken the huge leap that many felt like he could. He’s more than doubled his scoring average from his freshman year where he averaged 5.8 points to his sophomore year averaging 12.5 points. He’s also managed to shoot a better field goal percentage.