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Live Thread: North Florida Osprey vs. Missouri Tigers

Mizzou’s first action in a week, will there be rust?

NCAA Basketball: SEC Basketball Tipoff
Missouri coach Cuonzo suited up with Green Bay coach Linc Darner for three seasons at Purdue, including a 1994 run to the Elite Eight.
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A basketball game!

The Ospreys opened the season and lost six straight and seven of their first eight games before winning their last four. So they come in hot, I guess. Those four wins included games against Eastern Michigan, Florida A&M, FIU and Trinity Baptist. Not exactly murders row. Let’s see the KenPom matchup:

mizzou kenpom north florida

Yeesh, that would appear to be a bit of a bad matchup for the Ospreys. They’re decent offensively but atrocious on defense and they really don’t force you to turn the ball over. There are going to be some chances to run as they like to play at a bit of a faster pace, but that doesn’t appear to be a very good thing considering their average possession. So far this season, the Ospreys have not held a Division 1 opponent under 80 points.

Also of note, with a win tonight, Missouri would surpass their win total from a year ago, and eclipse their win total of 2015.

The Review

On the latest episode of Dive Cuts, We talked MPJ injury updates and confusion. Plus a dive into what the SEC has done in non-conference play so far.

The Details

Opponent: North Florida Ospreys (5-7)

Time: 7:30 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Mo.

IS MIZZOU RECEIVING TOP 25 VOTES? in the coaches poll

WHAT DOES VEGAS SAY? Missouri -25, O/U 161.

WHAT DOES KenPom SAY? Missouri, 90-71


  • TV: SEC Network, Columbia’s own Tommie Hart and Jon Sundvold
  • Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Five Questions

  1. Name a northern Floridian city that isn’t Jacksonville or Tallahassee
  2. How many three pointers will Missouri make tonight?
  3. How many three pointers will North Florida make tonight?
  4. When was the last time an Atlantic Sun team beat Missouri?
  5. Who is your trifecta?