Well, if you’re going to schedule Liberty, you might as well beat them. And that’s exactly what Missouri did last night, with a 69-60 (nice) victory at Mizzou Arena. Mark Smith led the team with 17 points and the Tigers improved to 4-0 on the season.
Missouri was 0-8 from three-point range in the first half as Liberty took a 32-28 halftime lead, but the Tigers shot 5-8 from three in a huge second half, outscoring the Flames 41-28.
To be honest, this had a potential trap game written all over it, but Missouri took care of business against a team that had already beaten Mississippi State and South Carolina. Of course, we all wanted to beat this program by 100 points, but it in the end, it still got the job done.
Here are the highlights, as Tom Hart and Jon Sundvold called the game on SEC Network!
And now Missouri is undefeated heading into the Braggin’ Rights game, and it’s probably the most anticipated one in quite some time.
Wednesday night was also Cuonzo Martin’s 100th game at Mizzou, and he improved his record to 54-46. Not too bad.
And to recap, Mizzou is off to a 4-0 start with two wins over teams that have the potential to challenge for their mid-major conference title, a neutral site win over a then Top 25 opponent, and a true-road win. Well done.
This all sets up to be probably the biggest Mizzou Basketball-Football doubleheader since the UCLA hoops game and SEC Football Championship Game back in 2013.
Your Saturday plans are set.
Georgia: 11:00 a.m.
Illinois: 7:00 p.m.
“Let’s all drink up!” - Cuonzo Martin, probably.
Onto the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Josh Matejka had the latest Hoops Preview: Liberty comes to town to slow Mizzou’s momentum
- Brandon Kiley writes about five changes Eli Drinkwitz made that built Missouri into a Top 25 team
- PODCAST: Mizzou Faces a Tough Task against Georgia, with Nate Edwards and Brandon Kiley
- Jacob Giancola had the Game Thread: Tigers vs Flames
- Tigers Pass the Test, Put Out Flames, writes Kortay Vincent
- In his latest notebook, Mitchell Forde writes that defensive end Tre Williams is ‘exploring opportunities outside of Missouri’
- ($$) Read up on all of the information in Gabe DeArmond’s latest Macadoodles Mailbag
- Gabe DeArmond had the video of Cuonzo Martin and Mark Smith talking after the win over Liberty
- From Gabe DeArmond, here’s the Post-Game Report after the 69-60 win over Liberty
- Dave Matter has the preview of the Mizzou vs Liberty match up
- In the latest Tiger Tales, Dave Matter looks ahead to Mizzou vs Georgia
- From Jeff Gordon, Tigers make major hoops progress with 3-0 start
- Mizzou stays grounded after fast start, writes Dave Matter
- From Dave Matter: One year on the job, Drinkwitz raises standard at Mizzou
- In his latest Quick Hits, Ben Frederickson discusses Drinkwitz’s future, Jim Sterk’s credit, and gives a prediction on the Mizzou-Illinois game
- Watch now: Eli Drinkwitz - A year as the Mizzou Tiger head coach
- In his latest Ten Hochman video, Benjamin Hochman prepares you on what Mizzou is facing in Illinois in the Braggin’ Rights game
- It’s the 100th episode of the Eye on Tigers Podcast! Ben Frederickson and Dave Matter preview the massive Saturday in Columbia.
- Dave Matter has the Mizzou Gameday Blog: Can Tigers extinguish the Flames?
- Mizzou stays unbeaten with comeback win over Liberty, Dave Matter has the game story
- From Souichi Terada: Mizzou Tigers basketball vs Liberty Flames: Prediction, tipoff time, TV, bet line
- Mizzou Basketball starts ugly, blasts Liberty in second half. Braggin’ Rights up next, writes Souichi Terada
- Check out Nate Edwards joining the crew over at Dawg Sports previewing the Mizzou-Georgia game on Saturday!
- This video is just really, really cool.
- One year ago, Eli Drinkwitz was officially introduced as Mizzou’s head coach.
- Mizzou has offered 2022 four-star quarterback out of Indiana Tayven Jackson
- On The Big 550 KTRS, Dave Matter joined Brendan Wiese and Ben Frederickson to discuss all things Mizzou
- The official Twitter account of the Outback Bowl has listed Mizzou vs Georgia as their SEC game of the week!
We’re ready for more college football! Our @SEC Game of the Week features #9 @GeorgiaFootball vs. #25 @MizzouFootball. Who’s your pick? Let us know in the comments!#OutbackBowl#GameoftheWeek#FootballinParadise#GoDawgs#MIZ pic.twitter.com/tHqv5Fb2r3— Outback Bowl (@outbackbowl) December 9, 2020
- In the latest Mizzou Women’s Basketball Newcomer Feature, get to know freshman center Jayla Kelly from Parkway Central High School!
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