Just a little Monday morning hoops roundup
- Gabe DeArmond penned a Sunday morning story about how Missouri forward Parker Braun recently saved a life. It’s a pretty incredible thing, especially when you consider the history of where this incident took place — the Walnut street garage is pretty notorious in Columbia. Let’s all try to be more like the Brauns and Max Johnson in 2020.
- After Saturday’s loss to Kentucky, Eric Blum’s basketball notebook focused on the value of Jeremiah Tilmon.
While Nikko’s contributions aren’t solely defined by only having four points and three rebounds against the Wildcats, Tilmon’s presence increased its already steep value over the last week.
Kentucky didn’t put the same care into defending Nikko or fellow frontcourt starter Mitchell Smith as it did Tilmon.
In his notebook, Blum speculates on Tilmon’s availability for tomorrow night’s game against Tennessee. Let’s just hope the junior isn’t nursing this injury throughout SEC play. Cuonzo Martin’s Tigers have had crappy enough injury luck the past two years.
- Last, but certainly not least, congratulations to the Missouri women for picking up the university’s first conference basketball win of the year!
Mizzou had four [Blackwell, Jordan Chavis, Amber Smith, Hayley Frank] score in double-figures, the fourth time this season and the first time since Dec. 5, 2019 (vs. St. Louis) Mizzou has had four or more score 10+ points.
It’s been a long season for the team, and hopefully this is a jolt of energy that will get them going in the right direction. At 4-11, this is already a lost season in terms of postseason hopes. But the Tigers can still work up a lot of chemistry amongst the freshmen and underclassmen, so here’s to hoping Robin Pingeton gets her team closer to .500.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Sean Williams wrote up a quick offer story for subscribers on 2022 Missouri running back Arlen Harris.
- Former Mizzou baseball coach Tim Jamieson is back in coaching, taking the pitching coach position at Southern Illinois University.
- Congratulations to Mizzou alumnus* Brad Pitt on his Golden Globe win for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.
Congratulations to Brad Pitt - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture - Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (@OnceInHollywood). - #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/dOp17b7BAx— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 6, 2020
*At Rock M Nation, a person is a qualified alumnus if they finish at least 3 years of school.
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