The Final Four tips off in Indianapolis this evening. Here's everything the lazy fan needs to know, here are 10 more things you should know, and here's why you shouldn't be surprised that Wisconsin keeps winning.
Well, Mizzou's Saturday starter extraordinaire, freshman Tanner Houck, faces some pressure once more; any chance of Mizzou winning the series at home against No. 4 Florida comes down to him taking game two, since the Gators took down the Tigers, 5-1, yesterday. Reggie McClain was solid through three innings but gave up three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth, and after a second-inning Brett Peel single scored Brett Bond, Mizzou couldn't plate anything more.
Friday went a little better for #TeamStubble in Athens. No. 21 Missouri took down No. 9 Georgia, 5-2, thanks to a home run and three RBIs from Sami Fagan and a solid dual pitching effort -- Tori Finucane went four innings and allowed two runs (one earned), then Paige Lowary cruised through three more innings with no runs, two hits, and three Ks. Finucane did allow eight baserunners (four on hits, three on intentional walks, one on an unintentional walk), but this was a solid step forward against a strong Georgia squad. Win today, and you've taken another road series, this one from a top-10 team.
Jordan Clarkson is having himself a month
Elsewhere in the Mizzou universe, Mizzou Track is still out at the Stanford Invitational, and at 4:00 p.m. CT, Mizzou Gymnastics will compete in the NCAA Regionals in Norman. Looks like it'll be televised by select Fox Sports stations, but MUtigers.com has provided a preview and links for live video and live stats.