Okay, that was a busy Monday. Let’s review:
Lost amid the commits and whatnot: Mizzou Hoops snared a pair of awards.
First, Cuonzo Martin’s team won team of the week honors from the @MarchMadness Twitter account, which is apparently a thing.
TEAM OF THE WEEK - Missouri Tigers@MizzouHoops is playing themselves into the NCAA tournament by knocking off Alabama and Kentucky in one week developing their resume even more! pic.twitter.com/Jtf87Wr5X7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 5, 2018
Second, after scoring 38 points on 18 FG attempts, with eight assists, seven rebounds, and a whole bunch of key free throws, Kassius Robertson was named SEC player of the week.
The weekly honor is the first for Mizzou since the midpoint of the 2013-14 season, when former guard Jordan Clarkson received the recognition on Dec. 30, 2013.
Robertson scored 16 points to tie for the team-lead in Mizzou’s first-ever win vs. Kentucky (Feb. 3). He effectively iced the game for the Tigers, shooting a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the final minutes to secure the victory over the No. 21-ranked Wildcats.
On the road at Alabama (Jan. 31), Robertson secured his fifth 20-point outing out of the 10 conference games played, thus far, recording 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting overall and 4-of-8 marksmanship from deep range. In both the Alabama and Kentucky wins, Robertson led the Tigers in assists with four dimes in both contests.
This team would be nowhere near the NCAA bubble without Robertson’s contributions.
- Mizzou at Ole Miss. Tonight. 8 pm. SEC Network.
- Mizzou Softball’s interim coach and some players met with media on Monday. “We’ve done really, really good about getting over it,” said Regan Nash. “We are 100 percent behind Coach Gina,” said Braxton Burnside.
- Another football recruiting tidbit from yesterday: Oregon grad transfer Khalil Oliver, a starting safety for the Ducks in 2016 before getting hurt early in 2017, was also in town on a visit this weekend.
S/o to the entire Mizzou coaches and staff for the great weekend pic.twitter.com/Gl2SFmiGvw— Khalil Oliver (@Deramus26) February 5, 2018