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It’s been 1,084 days since Missouri’s last road win

That’s a long time. Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

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I wasn’t really thinking about it at the time, but when writing on Saturday about the “Frank Haith nearly fights Mike Anderson” game, I casually mentioned Mizzou’s 2014 win over Arkansas in Fayetteville.

It was a fun game, with Mizzou taking an early lead, Arkansas bouncing back multiple times, and Mizzou closing out the win with 22-for-27 shooting from the free throw line. Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown combined for 48 points and 16-for-16 shooting from the line. Ross hit a go-ahead 3, and Mizzou never looked back.

The game took place in late-January 2014. Missouri hasn’t won on the road since.

The loss dropped Missouri to 0-20 in SEC road games under Anderson and 0-23 on opponents’ home courts on his watch. The Tigers now have lost 28 consecutive true road games, since coach Frank Haith’s team beat the Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena on Jan. 28, 2014, and 34 consecutive games away from Mizzou Arena against high-major conference foes.

With the loss Saturday, three of the nine longest losing streaks in team history have now come during the last three seasons under Anderson. The Tigers set a team record with a 13-game losing streak in 2014-15 and had a nine-game skid last season.

Granted, this isn’t a “Mizzou stinks on the road” thing — it’s just a “Mizzou stinks” thing. When you are a bad team, you tend to be a terrible team on other teams’ home courts.

But still. Guh. Since that win in Fayetteville, here’s the closest Missouri has come to winning on the road:

  1. February 8, 2014: Ole Miss 91, Mizzou 88
  2. January 7, 2016: Georgia 71, Mizzou 66
  3. February 10, 2015: South Carolina 65, Mizzou 60
  4. January 10, 2015: Auburn 85, Mizzou 79
  5. February 22, 2014: Alabama 80, Mizzou 73

By my count, those are the only five occurrences in this 23-game road losing streak in which Mizzou lost by fewer than eight points. Holy smokes.

Let’s just move on.

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