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Goodness gracious, the SEC standings are a logjam at the moment

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

NCAA Basketball: Auburn at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Well isn’t this a bit of a clusterf***.

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With four games remaining in the regular season, Missouri is one game out of second place in the SEC and three games out of 12th. That’s a pretty spectacular jumble of teams right there. The top four teams get a double-bye in the SEC Tournament, obviously. That’s a pretty big carrot on a stick. The KC Star takes a look at what’s coming up.

According to ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index ... Mizzou has the fifth easiest schedule left of any SEC team. Only LSU, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt are ahead of MU.

Every remaining game could be key to Mizzou earning a double bye, but the Tigers’ home game against Arkansas to close out the regular season could have some added importance. In addition to impacting each team’s conference record, it will also affect each team’s winning percentage vs. the other teams in the current four-way tie for third place. The Razorbacks beat MU in Arkansas in January.

Losing a “basketball is stupid” game like the one Mizzou and LSU played on Saturday always stinks, and it stinks doubly to realize that Mizzou would have been tied for second with a win. But holy smokes, is this still a dogfight, and Mizzou is still very much in the middle of it.


This weekend at Rock M


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The chances of hosting in the NCAA Tournament are growing by the day.