We make far too much use of the word “classy,” and generally in a very sarcastic or haughty way. Stay classy, Kansas fans, and whatnot.
This here, though? This is classy as hell.
It was a tough loss in Columbia, but Mizzou head coach @CuonzoMartin did something he had never done in his coaching career - enter an opponents locker room. @MizzouHoops, you’ve got the epitome of class leading you. Maybe we’ll see you in March. #AxeEm pic.twitter.com/86IOt2m9D9— SFA Basketball (@SFA_MBB) December 20, 2017
“Y’all got just as much talent as we’ve got man ... I’ve never done this in my career. Y’all are a hell of a team, hell of a coach.”
He’s not wrong.
SFA was every bit as problematic in the ball-handling department as I figured, and Mizzou needed every bit of Kassius Roberton’s 23 points, personal late-game 5-0 run, and last-second steal to survive, 82-81. Mizzou shot 50 percent from 3-point range and still barely won. The Lumberjacks know exactly what they are and were custom-built to scare the hell out of Missouri.
The Tigers are lucky they’re 10-2. They’re also lucky to be represented by Cuonzo Martin.
More Hoops Links:
- Robertson: the hidden gem of Martin’s first recruiting haul.
- Each Mizzou home game is now accompanied by some pre-game buzz: Look at Michael Porter Jr., taking some shots! Cuonzo says not to read too much into that.
- Mizzou’s backup quarterbacks — Micah Wilson, Jack Lowary, and Taylor Powell — are all benefiting from bowl season’s extra practice reps. So are the freshmen who helped carry Mizzou to a bowl game.
- Speaking of QBs, Mizzou found one to offer yesterday: former LSU signee Lindsey Scott Jr.. Barry Odom still wants to take one in this 2018 class, whether or not Drew Lock declares, so no, this probably isn’t a signal that Lock is or isn’t declaring.
Before you all go jumping to conclusions, the offer to Lindsey Scott Jr. has nothing to do with knowing Drew Lock is gone next year. Not the case. #Mizzou needs a QB in this class whether Lock stays or goes.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) December 19, 2017
- Not that this means much for Mizzou (Michael Thompson aside), but nearly half the Tiger 10 is expected to wait till February to sign.
Midwest four stars I do not expect to sign in December:— Josh Helmholdt (@JoshHelmholdt) December 20, 2017
A couple more who may or may not#RivalsESP big signings: https://t.co/ToAflZiTU6