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Missouri's basketball team is focused on small victories and individual improvement, the stay is short for Mizzou at the SEC Women's Tournament, and Brian Smith could get a hole-in-one, er, a national title.

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How about some 2009 highlights? Why? WHY NOT!

(And because Demarre's on his way back to town soon...)

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"We’ve been stuck down there at the bottom the whole year. Certainly, that would signify we kept playing, we improved and we were able to win some games," Anderson said when asked about the possibility of being 13th during his weekly media gathering Thursday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. "It would be a small victory, but certainly it’s something that — we haven’t talked about it a lot, but I mentioned it a few times to them — we can still improve where we’re at. Instead of playing at 8:30, we’d get to play at 6 or whatever the time is. The thing about being where we’re at, at least there’s always something to play for."

He expressed similar sentiments about notching a 10th victory.

"You’d rather win 10 than nine," he said. "Ten has two digits, nine has one. I think 11 would be even better or 12, whatever you could do. I think every game would I think make you feel better because we lost so many games in a row. When you lose 13 games in a row, you kind of look, and you had seven wins there for a long time. If you can get to 10 or 11, that’d be pretty good."

The Missourian: Missouri basketball frustrated at results despite individual improvements

Still, Anderson is frustrated, and he isn't the only one. Individual players have improved throughout the season, some more than others. But no matter the level of improvement, the results aren't there.

"Yeah, I think it's really frustrating," Anderson said Thursday. "It's frustrating for all of us."

Anderson said he could describe the improvement of each player, but noted three freshmen in particular: Namon Wright, Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen. According to Anderson, Wright has improved as a ball-handler, Gant has made great strides not totally visible in games yet and Allen has improved at everything, especially his decision making.

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The Trib: No joke: This streak could end

Brian Smith playfully suggested that the Missouri athletic department should offer a million-dollar bonus to the next coach to win a national title. It’s been 50 years since the indoor track team brought the last national championship home to MU, so the wrestling coach sold his proposal as a low-risk venture.

"I don’t think they went for that one, but I did bring up that idea. I said, ‘It’s like a hole-in-one contest. Give a car. Nobody ever gets it,’ " Smith joked.

Smith’s team could be the one that ends a half-century of almosts and not-quites.

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The Trib: Michaelis' monster game not enough, MU women lose in SEC Tournament opener
The Trib: Postgame: Georgia 75, MU women 64
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou falls in SEC women's tourney
The Missourian: Missouri women's basketball falls to Georgia in SEC tournament

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Soccer
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