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Missouri hoops is going streakin’ to end the season

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Blow-out win over South Carolina, blow-out win at Georgia — Baby, Mizzou’s got a stew going!

There’s some meat on the bone left for Missouri basketball, if the last two games are indicative of anything.

Missouri put the clamps down defensively on Georgia in a 64-39 road win, overcoming its own shooting woes (6-for-21 from 3-point range; at one point, both teams were a combined 0-for-28). Georgia shot 25-percent from the field overall; Missouri came to life in the second half, shooting 64-percent including a nice 6-of-9 mark on threes.

Jordan Geist led Missouri with 18 points; Torrence Watson had 17 points off the bench. Reed Nikko and Kevin Puryear combined for 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

Missouri stands at 14-15 (5-12 SEC) with one more home opportunity against Ole Miss to finish the regular season at .500. Of course, the Tigers would then need to win at least one game in the SEC Tournament to ensure a .500 record on the full season, but, semantics.

Missouri has a winning streak — its first since non-conference play, and its first conference winning streak since the final two regular-season games of the 2017-2018 season.

Opponent is set for Missouri women in the SEC Basketball Tournament

The Missouri women kick off their postseason play against 13th-seeded Florida at 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday. The Gators knocked off 12th-seeded Ole Miss 64-57 on Wednesday to advance to face the Tigers.

Missouri will look to avenge its befuddling road loss to the Gators in mid-January — a loss that kicked off a dreary 5-6 run through the meat of the SEC season. The Tigers now meet Florida off a two-game winning streak and look to bring some more momentum into the NCAA Tournament.

No, 5 Missouri vs. No. 13 Florida

Time: 1:30 p.m. CT

Date: Thursday, March 7

Location: Greenville, S.C.

TV: SEC Network

Preview: | Columbia Missourian |

Kelly Bryant is settling in nicely as a leader — and QB1 — for Missouri.

All the reports out of Missouri’s offseason so far have been glowing regarding new starting quarterback Kelly Bryant and his fit with his new teammates.

You can hear from him yourself in this video feature courtesy of the athletic department. Bryant running that read-option with Larry Rountree — yes, please.

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