SEC title [ x ], NCAA Tourney [ ]
Mizzou has won two SEC titles since joining the conference in 2012. They're both in volleyball. After thumping Florida a week ago, the Tigers closed things out by walloping Tennessee.
The Trib: Back on top step of SEC ladder: MU volleyball claims share of title
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou captures SEC volleyball title
The Missourian: Missouri volleyball wins second SEC Championship
KC Star: Missouri sweeps Tennessee, clinches a share of SEC volleyball title
NIU in the first round ... aw crap maybe Purdue in the second again??
Northern Illinois is up first on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm CT. With a win, the Tigers would play the winner of Iowa State-Purdue at 6:00 pm CT on Friday. And yes, Purdue is the team that wrecked Mizzou's perfect season the last time the Tigers won the SEC. Good karma there.
The Trib: MU volleyball lands No. 15 national seed in NCAA Tournament
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou volleyball earns No. 15 NCAA seed, hosts first two rounds
KC Star: Mizzou volleyball earns No. 15 seed, set to host NCAA tourney Thursday
Next up for hoops: NCCU at 7 pm CT tonight
I was actually in NCCU's gym, watching the Eagles play Jackson State the night before the A&T-Central game I wrote about. They were missing their best post man (6'7 Kyle Benton) and had to rely more on 3-pointers, but the 3s fell. Benton's a bull in the rebounding department, but it's unclear whether he'll play. They have a very experienced backcourt -- Patrick Cole had 26 in NCCU's near-upset of Ohio State -- but I'm thinking the Tigers should be comfortable here unless Benton's around to bully the boards.
MUtigers.com: Walton and @MizzouHoops Outrun Northwestern State, 84-60
MUtigers.com: @MizzouHoops vs. North Carolina Central Up Next at Mizzou Arena on Monday
The Trib: Missouri men handle Northwestern State
KC Star: Mizzou men rough up Northwestern State 84-60
KJ's finding himself
The Trib: Missouri hopes to build consistency in sparkplug Walton
Post-Dispatch: Walton thrives in reserve role for Tigers
The Missourian: K.J. Walton embraces coming off the bench for Missouri men's basketball
Puryear's a different player (for better or worse?)