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From 2nd-team All-MAAC to 1st-team All-SEC? Kassius Robertson’s got a chance.

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It’s early tipoff time! Mizzou is finally saddled with a 6 pm CT tip tonight when Texas A&M visits. The Tigers will go for win No. 5 in a row (and revenge win No. 2 in a row). Up top on the to-do list: shoot better.

In College Station, the Tigers shot 22 percent from beyond the arc with Barnett being the only Missouri player to hit multiple threes. Missouri was 4 for 18 for the game. If Missouri is shooting around its average of 38 percent from three, it could be a long night for the Aggies.

Mizzou also shot only 31 percent on 2-pointers in College Station, something I mentioned on yesterday’s Big Show appearance:

That Mizzou was able to stay in the game most of the way against A&M while missing so many shots is theoretically a good sign, but it was ugly. It was especially ugly for Kassius Robertson who went 1-for-11 (0-for-6 on 2s, 1-for-5 on 3s; this has otherwise been a splendid SEC run for the Canisius transfer, one that has damn near made him an SEC player of the year candidate.

Among the teams in serious condition for the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament, Robertson might be the field’s most valuable player. Here’s where he ranks through 12 conference games:

Minutes played: 38.3, first

Points per game: 18.3, fourth

Free throw percentage: 91.4, second

3-point shooting percentage: 44.3, third

3-pointers per game: 3.3, second

I mean, I doubt he gets the top honor, but All-SEC is very much on the table, especially after back-to-back player-of-the-week honors.

We expected all this from a Mizzou newcomer ... but we didn’t expect it from this one.


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