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Live Thread: Mizzou vs. Mississippi State

It’s Rally for Rhyan day, and Mizzou is looking to win its fourth in a row.

NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Rally For Rhyan day, everyone!

The RFR game is always one of the better stories of the year, and is really one of the best in the past few years. Mizzou fans didn’t have a lot to cheer for over the past few years, and a lot of that energy got sent to cheering on Rhyan Loos in her battle with pediatric cancer. Mizzou is currently undefeated in these games and Rhyan is currently undefeated in her battle with cancer, so let’s celebrate by showing out and supporting her at Mizzou Arena (or from afar) today!

Today’s game also comes in the stretch run of a weird, wild, and fun season for Mizzou basketball. Just a few weeks ago, the Tiger’s chances of an NCAA Tournament bid were spiraling. Three wins later, and Mizzou is back in the thick of things for a bid in March. They can help pop another team’s bubble if they’re able to fend off the surging Bulldogs of Mississippi State, who come in with a bit of momentum of their own. The Bulldogs have won 4 in a row, a streak that started by beating the Tigers in Starkville in late January. With a win, Mizzou not only proves itself as a team that doesn’t take bad losses, it also all but knocks another team off the bubble. Add in another day of cheering on Rhyan, and that’s what Michael Gary Scott calls a “win-win-win.”

The Review

The Details

Opponent: Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-6, 6-5)

Time: 1:00 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena; Columbia, Mo.

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou - 5.5, O/U 135.5

What Does KenPom Say? Mizzou 69, Mississippi State 63 (Win expectancy: 71%)

Where To Watch: ESPN2/Watch ESPN app

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Five Questions

  1. Important questions only: Who is the real MVP of SNL’s “More Cowbell” sketch? Will Ferrell or Christopher Walken?
  2. Today’s the Rally for Rhyan game, in which Mizzou is undefeated so far. Without looking, name the Tigers leading scorers in those first two games, and give a prediction on today’s?
  3. Kassius Robertson: He’s so hot right now. How long does he keep his scoring streak of 15+ point games (currently at 5)?
  4. (not a question but...) Predict the score!
  5. Who is your trifecta?