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Missouri needs one more win to advance to its 8th Super Regional under Ehren Earleywine

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Here are three Mizzou things for a beautiful Saturday.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 1. Now that's a way to start a regional...

Two games, two run-rule wins. After the 9-0 win in five innings over BYU on Thursday, Mizzou posted an 8-0 win in five innings over Nebraska. After BYU beat Louisville and Nebraska beat BYU, that means Mizzou has to beat Nebraska one more time today to advance. The Tigers will get two chances to do it, first at 1:30 p.m. CT, then at 4pm if necessary.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 2. There's just one thing left to do: Win the whole f***in' thing.

Tim Jamieson's squad lost 2-1 to Kentucky but clinched an SEC Tourney bid with help from others. That'll do. As the No. 11, that means the Tigers will play a single-elimination game against the No. 6 seed on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. CT. Kind of a gross time, but maybe that's a good thing when you're attempting to pull an upset. Right now, it appears the No. 6 seed is likely to be either Vanderbilt or Ole Miss. Knowing how things typically go for Mizzou Baseball, it'll probably be Vanderbilt, and Vanderbilt will probably win with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 3. Kim Anderson has his strength coach

Er, sorry, its Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance.

MUtigers.com: @MizzouHoops Welcomes Athletic Performance Coach Nick Michael

Michael joined former Virginia Commonwealth assistant coach Mike Rhoades' new staff at Rice as strength and conditioning coach in April 2014, where he developed and implemented new athletic performance programs for the Owls for the 2014-15 season. He previously spent the 2013-14 season assisting Shaka Smart's VCU program as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant coach.

"Our Mizzou program is excited to add someone like Nick Michael to our staff," Anderson said. "His energy and passion for developing student-athletes is unquestioned. Add in the fact that he was an accomplished professional basketball player, and you have someone who we feel can connect with our guys and help them make the right choices, both in the weight room and nutritionally speaking. We feel he will help our players develop the strength and toughness that is necessary to be successful in the SEC. We cannot wait to have Nick and his wife, Keeley, join us in Columbia."

Michael played four seasons of professional basketball in Europe, spending time with Belfast Star in Ireland (2007) before suiting up for three German squads: TSVE Dolphins (2008-09), Giro Live-Ballers (2009-10) and Bayer Giants (2010-11).

The Trib: Michael taking over as Missouri's new strength and conditioning coach

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou basketball hires strength coach