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Missouri women blowout Florida; advance to next round of SEC Tournament

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

The Missouri women avenged its previous loss to Florida in emphatic fashion on Thursday.

Missouri found itself tied 20-20 against Florida after one quarter in Greenville, S.C. — and then promptly outscored the Gators 67-36 over the final three quarters to win, 87-56.

Quite a turnaround for Robin Pingeton’s team, which lost by two to the Gators in mid-January.

Missouri 87, Florida 56 — Game recaps: Columbia Tribune | Columbia Missourian | Kansas City Star | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | PowerMizzou.com

The Tigers were led by Amber Smith (18 points, nine rebounds, four assists) and Hannah Schuchts (16 points). Sophie Cunningham put up 13 points and six rebounds, too, as she moves closer and closer to Missouri’s all-time scoring record.

Next up for Missouri is fourth-seeded Kentucky. The Wildcats beat Missouri earlier this season, holding the Tigers to their fewest points (41) on the year. Tip-off is set (approximately) for 1:30 p.m. CT Friday; the game will again be televised by the SEC Network.

Sounds like a good Friday for another revenge win, huh?

Speaking of Cunningham, here’s a nice video feature of her via the SEC Network (and this may have already aired, but here it is again, just in case):

Missouri’s football program getting more props in the player development department

I feel like nearly every year, usually soon after the NFL Combine, there’s at least one article that mentions Missouri’s surprising track record in developing NFL talent.

This year, it comes courtesy of Rivals.com and its national analyst, Mike Farrell. Missouri is listed as one of the six programs that should be pleased after the combine.

After praising Drew Lock and Emanuel Hall, Farrell writes:

[Missouri] is one of the more underrated programs for producing NFL talent and now it is branching out from just producing great defensive players to the offensive side of the ball.

At some point, it shouldn’t be surprising anymore, should it? Missouri sending players to the top of the draft isn’t necessarily a yearly occurrence, but each year a handful of Missouri players are in contention to be drafted, and every few years, there’s a first-rounder among them.

Good news, too — there’s more NFL potential coming out of Columbia over the next few seasons (at least), so we’ll see more of these articles written in 2020 and 2021 and so on.

Oh, and there’s this, from Miami Sun-Sentinal NFL writer Omar Kelly:

(Drew, however, seems to like his family a bit more than Rodgers does.)

Water is wet, sky is blue and Missouri wrestling prepares for another MAC championship

The conference tournament starts on Friday and Missouri looks for its eight-consecutive MAC conference championship.

Needless to say, Missouri is once again the odds-on favorite to win.

Fans can watch on ESPN+ (and stream online right here). The action begins on Friday at 2 p.m. CT.

PREVIEW: MUTigers.com


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