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Game Thread: Mizzou vs Arkansas

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The two teams split the season series, who will take the rubber match?

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Mizzou won in Fayetteville, Arkansas won in Columbia. Now, these two NCAA tournament teams face off in the SEC tournament with a chance to advance to the semifinals. Will Tilmon’s presence help the Tigers get over the hump, or will the red hot Razorbacks keep their momentum rolling?

Second Half Notes

  • Pinson is doing a great job of being aggressive to the basket in this game.
  • Mark Smith dunked! He’s desperately wanted to for the last two weeks it feels like.
  • Tilmon has been a little careless with his fouls this half. He jumped early on a layup and the elbow to Justin Smith’s face was just reckless. He was lucky it wasn’t a flagrant.
  • He then followed it up with another reckless foul.
  • This game has had an unreal number of charges.
  • Mark Smith just doesn’t look like he should be on the floor right now.
  • Tilmon fouling out down 8 is absolutely back breaking.
  • I’m convinced these refs don’t know that blocking fouls exist.
  • JD Notae is actually unconscious. He just throws it up and it goes in.
  • PARKER BRAUN IS A STONE COLD KILLER. 2 FTs, a great defensive possession, and a contested three with a hand in his face. STONE COLD KILLER
  • JD Notae can do absolutely no wrong. This is absolutely ridiculous what he is doing.
  • Eric Musselman is one of the least likable coaches in the SEC after Will Wade.
  • Not the finish fans wanted, but they fought admirably and we will see what March holds.

First Half Notes

  • Tilly got an early bucket backing down Vanover and he needs to exploit that matchup. If he can continue to body Vanover consistently, the Tigers have a great chance to pull off the upset.
  • The opening of this game was an extremely slow start, but I still think they’re going to both get this going.
  • The Tigers' defense looks absolutely stellar to start this game.
  • Limiting Moses Moody is the key and they’re doing a very good job.
  • Dru Smith is actually the best all-around player in the conference. This guy is actually unreal. He controls games on both sides of the floor.
  • That 10-0 run was absolutely devastating. Mizzou looked lost, and Arkansas looked like they were ready to make this game ugly.
  • That JD Notae 3 from the logo was disgusting.
  • Notae actually wants to kill the Tigers tonight.
  • JD Notae went to the locker room and while that’s unfortunate, I’m sure the Tigers breathed a sigh of relief.
  • I think Tilly has found his stroke at the line. None of his misses tonight have been bad and he’s hit three in a row.
  • Notae returned to the game.
  • Going to half with the lead is huge.

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The Details

Opponent: Razorbacks (21-5)

Time: 6:00 p.m. CT

Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? Yes, but they aren’t ranked

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, +5

Where To Watch: SEC Network | WatchESPN

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Will the Tigers cover?
  2. How many points will Xavier Pinson?
  3. Who will lead the Tigers in bench scoring?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?