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Mizzou’s win over No. 21 ranked Oregon gets some national attention

Mizzou Links for Thursday, December 3

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Well, that was fun!

Wednesday night started an all-important week for the Mizzou Athletics program as the basketball team had some huge opportunities to build an early NCAA Tournament resume with a neutral site game against No. 21 Oregon, and then a road game at Wichita State on Sunday. On the football side, SLUH 2022 safety Isaac Thompson announces his college decision on Friday, and of course there’s the Battle Line Rivalry on Saturday.

How about starting this week off with a Quadrant 1 win? Yes, that’s right. Cuonzo Martin and the Tigers capitalized on the huge opportunity with an eye-opening 83-75 win over No 21. Oregon in Omaha, Nebraska, exorcising the 2012 Norfolk State demons (sorry). Yeah, Missouri probably got Oregon at the right time as it was the Ducks’ first game of their season, but it’s hard not to get excited about this win.

Xavier Pinson led the team with 22 points (with 19 in the second half) and the Tigers are off to a really impressive 2-0 start to the season (also 6-0 all-time against Oregon!) Up next: Missouri heads to Wichita State on Sunday afternoon, a 1:00 p.m. CST tip-off on ESPN2.

Missouri’s needle-moving win jumped them nine sports from No. 55 to No. 46 on KenPom, and the Tigers are now up to No. 36 on Bart Torvik’s rankings.

The national media is also starting to take some notice on Mizzou’s potential this season. Catch up on some of these tweets.

You absolutely love to see it. (Editor’s note: yeah, we do. I told y’all...)

And we’ll end with the post-game celebration video. YESSIR!

Onto the links! And plenty of more coverage to come on the win here at Rock M Nation!

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(The Athletic)

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(Columbia Daily Tribune)


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