This young Missouri team has experienced its share of ups and downs this season. The most recent swing has been a dip featuring six losses in seven outings to begin the SEC slate. But if anything can halt the Tigers’ troubles and lead them back into the winner’s circle, it’s the fourth annual Rally for Rhyan game... and the 9-11 Vanderbilt Commodores, who are winless in conference play. Mizzou has at least two distinct advantages. First, the Tigers’ solid defense should be enough to limit a mediocre Vanderbilt attack. Second, MU is 3-0 when playing in the Rally for Rhyan (including contests played in two lean Kim Anderson years), an event that raises funds for pediatric cancer research.
Opponent: Vanderbilt Commodores (9-11, 0-7 SEC)
Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
Where: Mizzou Arena; Columbia, Missouri
Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? Nope.
What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, -3
What Does KenPom Say? Missouri 69, Vanderbilt 65
Where To Watch: SEC Network
Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199
Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball
- Can Mizzou return to form beyond the arc despite Mark Smith’s doubtful injury status?
- Which offense will experience the longest scoreless streak?
- Will Torrence Watson or K.J. Santos receive more minutes?
- Predict the score!
- Who is your trifecta?