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
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.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Missouri blows out Georgia with potent second half
- POLL: Which team do you want to see draft Drew Lock?
- Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Missouri’s “Make It Right” campaign against the NCAA is a risky but necessary move. That being said, I don’t understand how it’s risky. The NCAA can’t punish them more; really, Missouri has nothing left to lose by making its fight public.
- Nice read by Mitchell Forde of PowerMizzou.com on Micah Wilson, who instead of transferring with the addition of Kelly Bryant and Shawn Robinson instead switched to wide receiver this spring to help the team. Wilson is also a Missouri legacy — his dad was an offensive linemen and played with Andy Lock, Drew Lock’s father. Micah is an easy kid to root for and I hope this switch to receiver pays off for him.
- Missouri wrestling prepares for the MAC tournament beginning on Friday. Get caught up with this preview of the Mizzou-dominated event, courtesy of the Columbia Tribune.
- Jack Parodi writes about the devastating change-up of my cousin, Jacob Cantleberry, for Missouri baseball (via ColumbiaMissourian.com).
- Six members of the Missouri women’s swimming and diving team are headed to the NCAA Championships, which begin March 20.
- Dad bod champion: