1. The Missouri women had a casual blow-out win over Arkansas on Thursday night.
After everything that went down following Missouri’s upset of Tennessee on Sunday, a 71-53 win over Arkansas on Thursday is downright refreshing.
Missouri, at 3-0 in SEC play, also tied its best start to a conference season in the process.
Amber Smith had her seventh double-double (15-12) of the season, and Sophie Cunningham added 11 points and seven rebounds in a game where Missouri spread out its scoring.
Here’s the full box score:
This game was the antithesis of the Tennessee game, including the postgame scene:
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors salutes #Mizzou's crowd. "They do it right."— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) January 11, 2019
2. Terry Beckner Jr. gets an NFL Combine invite.
Not really a surprise here, as Beckner was already very much a safe bet to be drafted. Now with a combine invite, Beckner gets the opportunity to prove himself among the draft’s elite interior linemen.
It’s also a safe bet that Drew Lock will get a combine event; so, too, could Emanuel Hall, especially if he impresses during the Senior Bowl later this month. In more good news for both players — Lock could be throwing passes to Hall during the Senior Bowl. They’re both on the same team:
The @seniorbowl North WR group features guys with size (Doss), speed (Hall), production (Isabella), RAC skils (Johnson), core ST value (McLaurin), route savvy (Meyers), and more speed (Wesley). pic.twitter.com/25NWYk5zG4— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) January 10, 2019
3. Our pal Bill Connelly included three Missouri games in his Best 100 Games of the 2018 Season.
Bill C. — you might remember him as the head honcho when this site’s football content was actually worth a lick — had three Missouri games in his top 100 of the 2018 season (HOMER!).
Unfortunately, two of those three were losses.
Missouri’s loss to South Carolina checked in at No. 64 and the unfathomable loss to Oklahoma State was No. 56.
The Tigers 40-37 win over Purdue (my God, that seems like years ago) was Bill’s 25th-best game of the season.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Show us your Albert O face! Missouri’s star TE is coming back for 2019.
- David Morrison gives us the final numbers from Missouri’s 2018 snap counts.
- In addition to the Senior Bowl, Missouri has two players appearing in the FBS All-Americans Tropical Bowl (9 a.m. CT Sunday, Daytona Beach): Walter Palmore and Rashad Brandon.
- Speaking of the 2018 players, Dave Matter puts a bow on the season that was by handing out MVP awards — he did not choose Emanuel Hall as offensive MVP, like some other idiot did.
- Send it home, Mario!