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A conference road win is a conference road win

Mizzou Links for Thursday, February 27

Welcome back, Jeremiah Tilmon and Mark Smith!

It was good to see them back on the floor (even if it was only for limited minutes), and their return seemed liked a good time for Missouri to pick up their first conference road win of the season.

And they did!

Once again, it was the Xavier Pinson show as he led the team with 17 points. Pinson now has 125 points combined in the last six games. And he’s starting to get some national attention as well.

Missouri improved to 7-1 this season when Xavier Pinson scores 14 or more points, according to Mitchell Forde of PowerMizzou.

And how about Reed Nikko with a career-high 14 points? That wasn’t the whole story, though. Check this out. (Matter corrected the tweet a few minutes later to 14)

With this win, Missouri got back to the .500 mark overall (14-14) and improved to 6-9 in SEC play. Currently, the Tigers are still in 10th place in the SEC standings holding a tiebreaker rule over Arkansas, which means Mizzou would avoid the dreaded Wednesday play-in games at the SEC Tournament.

Winners of four of their last six games, maybe — just maybe — the Tigers are getting hot at the right time to make some noise in the SEC Tournament. And Friend of the Site Blake Lovell agrees.

Missouri is back in action on Saturday afternoon, hosting a Mississippi State team that is currently on the NCAA Tournament bubble, so the Bulldogs have plenty to play for when they visit Mizzou Arena. Should be a fun one!

Onto baseball, and unfortunately, it was a rough day on the diamond in Louisiana for the Missouri baseball squad as they lost to McNeese State 12-4 to fall to 4-4 on the young season.

Up next for the Tigers is a huge opportunity but tough challenge, as they play at the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston, Texas (held at Minute Maid Park). Missouri will play three Big 12 teams in three days; Baylor (Friday at 11:00 a.m.), Oklahoma (Saturday at 11:00 a.m.), and Texas (Sunday at 3:00 p.m.). The other SEC teams involved are LSU and Arkansas. Looking forward to what should be a great event!

Onto the links!

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More Links:

  • So, apparently The Fifth Down game is now a Jeopardy answer. Neat.
  • Here it is: Looks like Joshua Christopher will announce his college decision on April 13th
  • Congrats to senior forward Hannah Schuchts on being named to the 2020 SEC Community Service team!
  • Congrats to Missouri Volleyball’s Claudia Dillon, Leandra Mangual-Duran, and Kenna Sauer on receiving their official Mizzou letter jackets!
  • Due to weather, there’s been some schedule changes for the Mizzou Softball Tournament this weekend.
  • Mizzou Women’s Basketball freshman Aijha Blackwell and Hayley Frank are pretty, pretty good!