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Mizzou Links: Post, Shamburger, recruiting, and a happy Scuffle

Keanau Post is a good guy, Keith Shamburger is a good leader, Terrence Phillips is a good get, recruiting weekends are taking shape for Mizzou Football, and Mizzou Wrestling has a lovely Scuffle weekend.

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What's On

How about some Lipscomb highlights? With some solid editing, it could look like Mizzou won this game by 30!

1-0 in 2015

MUTIGERS.COM: Second-Half Run Fuels Mizzou Past Lipscomb in Final Non-Conference Game
MUTIGERS.COM: Post Game Quotes

Head Coach Kim Anderson

Opening statement...

"It was a good win for us. We had struggled a little bit lately. We've played some good teams pretty well, but we couldn't get over the hump. Today, I was happy that we could finally come back and get a lead in the game. Lipscomb is a team that plays a lot of motion offense which means you got a lot of guys moving around. You have to play some big guys guarding the perimeter. I thought coming into the game that it would be a great test for us. For a while, we didn't do so well at it but as the game went on we changed some things defensively. At halftime we talked about doing some different things. We started switching some screens and it made us a little more aggressive. We got some stops. I was happy to win, but I was really happy for a couple of these guys. Keanau (Post) and Tramaine (Isabell) both worked hard. Keanau in particular had a couple games off, but he never complained about his playing time. He just kept working and he was rewarded today. That's what it's all about. It was a good win and a great way to start the New Year."

On Keanau Post's strong game tonight...

"Here's the thing about Keanau Post. I didn't play him the last few games, because I didn't think he was playing well enough. It's not that I didn't think he was working hard enough. He never said a word about it. He came to practice, worked hard and put in extra time. He never complained. In Division I college basketball today that doesn't happen all the time. He got his opportunity tonight and he made the most of it. I'm just happy for him. He's a great guy and his teammates like him."

On Keith Shamburger's consistent effort each game...

"He's a guy that knows how to play. He's got good experience and he has maturity. Offensively, I think he's better than maybe he's shown thus far this season. He has the ability to knock shots down. He shoots the ball well in practice, and he rarely takes bad shots. We need him to be more aggressive. I was happy that he was able to do that tonight. He's pretty steady and doesn't make a lot of mistakes."

On the status of the team entering SEC play...

"I think we're getting better. We continue to fight some obstacles. We've had guys get hurt, suspended or whatever the deal is. You try to put together a rotation and get a feel for these guys. That has been a challenge, but you know what they've worked hard. We've definitely gotten better. I know once we hit SEC play that it's going to be really hard. There's some great teams in our league. We'll play well and get better as the season goes along. If we do that then I'll be happy with the results."

The Trib: Post provides lift as Tigers rally to beat Lipscomb
PowerMizzou: Unusual Suspects
The Missourian: After another slow start, Missouri basketball rallies to beat Lipscomb

1-0 with a new point guard commit, no less!
PowerMizzou: Phillips talks commitment
The Trib: Phillips commits to Missouri
Post-Disaptch: Point guard commits to Mizzou
The Missourian: Terrence Phillips commits to Missouri basketball

Official visits getting set

Looks like Mizzou is setting the schedule for three big recruiting weekends, those of January 16, 23, and 30. And here's my weekly "The folks at PowerMizzou are kicking butt in putting the pieces together" plug.

PowerMizzou: Davis Twins talk recruiting
PowerMizzou: Latest on the Davis Twins
PowerMizzou: Jalen Julius sets official visit
PowerMizzou: Nate Howard sets official visit
PowerMizzou: Coach Q&A: Marquise Doherty

Scuffling well

MUTIGERS.COM: Waters, Mayes & Cox Win Titles At 2015 Southern Scuffle

A less than spectacular SEC start for the women

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Drops SEC Opener in Tough Contest at No. 8 Tennessee

Mississippi State
MUTIGERS.COM: No. 17 Mississippi State Rallies Past Mizzou, 53-47
The Trib: No. 17 Mississippi State holds off MU women in low-scoring affair
MUTIGERS.COM: Post Game Quotes

Missouri Head coach Robin Pingeton

Opening statement...

"I thought our girls played really hard today. We did a nice job on the boards for the most part. We gave up two offensive rebounds at the free throw line there down the stretch. We rebounded real well for the most part. We came out of the gates strong at the half. I thought in the first half our defensive effort was on point. After the half, we came out strong out of the gates and got up by nine. And then I thought we tightened up. We started playing not to lose versus playing to win. They got a couple quick steals off their full court pressure, some of them forced, some of them unforced decision making. That's an awfully good team. We're not going to hang our heads. I'm proud of our fight. We'll regroup. We talked about this. This is how the SEC is going to be, night in and night out. You've got to be able to play fast, but not in a hurry. We've got to be able to finish our looks at the rim. We were getting good looks. I'm pleased with the looks we got throughout the course of the game. We've got to finish shots. We've got to do a much better job taking care of the ball. They were going to press us for 40 minutes. Certainly, you're not going to play flawlessly. We had too many unforced turnovers. Our decision making and we were a little loose with the ball. Ultimately, that's on me. That's on our staff. We've got to continue to coach, teach and make adjustments. And keep looking forward."

On the poise the team showed through a hard-fought game...

"I thought for probably 30 minutes of that game, maybe 32 minutes of that game, we played awfully well. You're not going to play a perfect game. It was just those careless turnovers we had. Unforced turnovers. That's a very good defensive team. You know there are going to be some tough possessions. That's where we've got to get better. And that's where it's challenging. We've got to work on some of that stuff in practice, but we're so banged up. It's hard to work on things in practice right now, because `A', we don't have a scout team, and `B', some are just struggling with some different injuries. It gets really challenging and we've got to do the best we can with breaking some things down on tape and being mindful of getting after some things in practice. We can't be on that court as much as we'd like to be right now. There's got to be a balance in there."

Swimming and diving in Tennessee

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MUTIGERS.COM: Reedy Adds 1-Meter Title on Day Two in Tennessee
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