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.
Yesterday at Rock M
- YOU CAN’T HAVE JONTAY YET, NBA.
- Another 2019 name to know: Rockhurst lineman Danielson Ike. He’s visiting Columbia soon.
- Mizzou Women’s Hoops took on Arkansas in a weather-postponed game in Fayetteville last night, and the Tigers wasted absolutely no time putting things away. It was 10-2 after just more than two minutes and 29-10 after just more than six. They cruised from there, eventually winning 84-58. They shot 52% as a team, and when they shoot well, they are pretty much untouchable. Goodness, this is a good basketball team, one that’s making a little bit of history with each win.
- Mizzou Network checked in on Mitchell Smith. Yeah, you’ll want to watch this.
Jordan Clarkson has gotten buckets with Kobe and LeBron. Legendary company. pic.twitter.com/zYebzSi1Ve— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) February 11, 2018
- Watch Lists Are Stupid, Part 1,034,306: TJ Sikkema is on the Stopper of the Year watch list. I would be floored if he ended up a reliever this year.
- The spring season is beginning for Hayden Buckley and Mizzou Men’s Golf.