After what feels like a month off, Missouri’s basketball season will resume with Wednesday’s SEC-opener trip to South Carolina.
After creeping as high as 44th in the KenPom rankings, Cuonzo Martin’s Tigers currently stand at 51st overall — 32nd on offense and 100th on defense — and eighth in the league. That correlates to about an 8-10 finish in conference play. Mizzou is favored by KenPom in only five games ($$) but has at least a 41 percent chance in 14. Lots of tossups.
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- Rivals.com listed Michael Porter Jr.’s flip from Washington to Mizzou as the third-biggest story in college basketball this season. Obviously he hasn’t had a direct impact on Mizzou’s on-court product this year, but his presence drew guys who have: Jeremiah Tilmon, Jontay Porter, Blake Harris, etc.
- Four-star 2019 guard Mario McKinney talked to PowerMizzou about Mizzou’s progress this year (he’s impressed) and his top six (Mizzou’s on it).
- Mizzou Women’s Hoops won its 13th straight game on Sunday, taking down Alabama 62-56 in Tuscaloosa. Jordan Chavis scored 17, and Sophie Cunningham added 13, but Cunningham also went down with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. The Fightin’ Pingetons are up to 15th in the AP poll now. We’ll see what comes of Cunningham’s injury.