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One Mizzou basketball team adds a game, the other cancels three. 2020!

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COVID-19 stalls one hoops program, while the other continues

Up until Sunday, it was a successful first week for Mizzou Basketball, both men and women. The men throttled Oral Roberts in their home opener, while the women rode two monster performances from Hayley Frank and Aijha Blackwell to an 18-point win in their opener. But with COVID-19 leveling whole basketball programs by the day, it was a mystery when we’d next see either of them on the court. Monday brought both good and bad news.

For the men, the question was answered in the form of a tweet, with the program simply announcing it will have a midweek matchup with No. 20 Oregon in Nebraska.

The Ducks have long been rumored to be on the Tigers’ schedule, with the final hangup of location and date having to be decided. The two teams were able to iron something out, and Missouri will add a quality opponent to their resume.

On the flip side, the Mizzou women will be off the court until December 13th at the earliest.

It’s an unfortunate turn of events for a team that really exploded out of the gate. Not just because of the fact that someone in the program is suffering from a deadly virus, but because the team won’t be able to log some more game time before SEC play comes around.

Here’s to hoping whoever isn’t well recovers swiftly and we get back to watching the Tigers cash in on some of that massive potential.

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Worth noting: Williams attends the same high school as current WR JJ Hester.

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