The Women’s SEC Tourney begins today, and we wish the best of luck to Robin Pingeton’s Tigers!
At approximately 12:30 today on the SEC Network, the # 11 seed Missouri Tigers will face off against # 14 Mississippi (winless in conference play) in Greenville, SC to start what hopes to be a good SEC Tourney for them. Here’s a preview from MUTigers.com, as well as a piece from the Columbia Tribune’s Eric Blum on the Tigers’ laser-like focus coming into the tournament.
Here’s some scenes around Greenville in their first day at the arena:
A warm welcome to #SECWBB. Thanks, @SEC! #MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/AiBJWDpuHY— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 4, 2020
#SECWBB starts tomorrow ‼️ #MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/StKcSIJ0rb— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 4, 2020
Day 1️⃣ in the books— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 4, 2020
Ready to go! #MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/tZBNGPxZIR
In a bit of awesome news for an admittedly disappointing season for the Tigers, freshman duo Hayley Frank and Aihja Blackwell were named to the All-SEC Freshman Team! Blackwell averaged 15.1 points per game her rookie season, first among SEC freshmen, and 7th overall. Frank averaged 12.2 points per game, which is 7th among SEC freshmen, and 27th overall.
They found out about their newly bestowed honors while on their way to Greenville today.
We were in the air when the news dropped.— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 3, 2020
Here's how @AijhaAnniece & @hayfrank42 found out they made the All-SEC Freshman Team ⤵️#MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/cpa4K3acIY
- @hayfrank42 named to All-SEC Freshman Team after strong first season! #MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/X7CwFjr6Nr— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 3, 2020
- @AijhaAnniece earns All-SEC Freshman Team honors after impressive debut season!#MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/Y2nqoMxFkd— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 3, 2020
Congrats to the dynamic freshmen duo, and best of luck to the Tigers in the Tourney!
To the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Resident Basketball Savants Sam & Matt returned with a new episode of their Dive Cuts Podcast. Listen here or read the recap.
- Catch up with Josh’s weekly Three Outcomes baseball post if you haven’t already.
- PowerMizzou ($$): Sean Williams (Rivals) provided an outlook on Mizzou’s 2021 Defensive End recruits.
- PowerMizzou: Mitchell Forde continued his spring preview with the defensive tackles.
- WR Chance Luper signed his national letter of intent.
Welcome to the #NewZou WR @chanceluper ️ #MIZ x #NewZou pic.twitter.com/0YFarZhvw3— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) March 3, 2020
- Just a few more days til Spring practice starts!
K O B I E @big_kobie and the #NewZou open spring practice Saturday #MIZ x #NewZou pic.twitter.com/nkv1VgMnye— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) March 3, 2020
- PowerMizzou ($$): Gabe put out his weekly By the Numbers piece on the Mizzou - Ole Miss match up.
- Tune in at tonight to see the Tigers face off against Breein Tyree and the Ole Miss Rebels at 8pm.
Prepping for the regular season road finale. #Mizzou at Ole Miss.— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) March 4, 2020
Tomorrow night at 8 PM! #ToTheFinishLine pic.twitter.com/7LyYVFOGMA
- Mizzou-Ole Miss Previews: Eric Blum (Columbia Tribune). MUTigers.com preview. Briar Napier (Columbia Missourian). Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
- Reed Nikko has been everything we could possibly want this season, and we’ll miss him greatly.
“Missouri will always be a second home to me.”— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) March 3, 2020
Reed Nikko. A True Son #ToTheFinishLine pic.twitter.com/yz9OfPPpyC
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Dave Matter wrote about the women’s SEC awards. He also wrote a really great piece on Blackwell’s freshman season giving the Tigers cause for hope.
- MUTigers.com also had a piece about the awards for Frank and Blackwell.
- Check out this cool video on the second generation Tigers!
#Mizzou means— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) March 3, 2020
The story of our second generation Tigers #MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/GvN8lWJDXW
- New softball rankings! Larissa Anderson’s team also checks in at # 24 in the USA Softball poll!
Week 5 Rankings ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/U9CL9mMa88— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) March 3, 2020
- The softball team is back in action today against UMKC at 4pm as part of their 10-game home stand. Preview from MUTigers.com
PREVIEW | #Mizzou Softball hosts Kansas City Wednesday afternoon.— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) March 3, 2020
$3 tickets and nice weather in the forecast
CLUTCH— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) March 3, 2020
The Cardiac Tigers have scored the go-ahead run in the final two innings eight times this season #OwnIt pic.twitter.com/b7hNXAKBJa
- Congrats to Brandt Belk and Peter Zimmerman who were named to the All-Tournament team for their performances over the weekend. Congrats, guys!
No surprise here...@brandtbelk & @PeterZim30 have been named to 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic All-Tournament Team❗️#C2E ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/Q8EeSoyuKf— Mizzou Baseball (@MizzouBaseball) March 4, 2020
Other Mizzou Sports News
- Gymnastics- Congrats to freshman Helen Hu AGAIN on her SEC Freshman of the Week honors after her phenomenal performance in Friday’s meet. More details on Helen’s award and the Tigers’ recent wins at MUTigers.com.
Once again, Helen Hu is your @SEC Freshman of the Week❗— Mizzou Gymnastics (@MizzouGym) March 3, 2020
It is her 5️⃣th weekly honor this season.
- The tumbling Tigers are moving up in the rankings!
Movin' ⬆️#Mizzou moves up to #️⃣1️⃣6️⃣ in this week's @RoadToNationals national rankings!— Mizzou Gymnastics (@MizzouGym) March 2, 2020
Bars: 2️⃣0️⃣#MIZ pic.twitter.com/ngtiiO7jx5
- Swimming & Diving held a last chance qualifier February 29- March 1, and sophomore Jack Dahlgren secured a spot at the upcoming NCAA Championships. (MUTigers.com)
Jack Dahlgren dropped a PR 1:39.93 in the 200 back last night at the #Mizzou NCAA Qualifier.— Mizzou Swim & Dive (@MizzouSwimDive) March 1, 2020
The time moves him up to 6️⃣th nationally in the event #MIZ pic.twitter.com/rOHL0yktcd
- This is cool! Keep it up, Mizzou student-athletes!
Mizzou prepares champions for life— TigerScholarshipFund (@MizzouTSF) March 3, 2020
During the 2018-19 school year, @MizzouAthletics had 337 student-athletes make the Dean's List #MizzouMade pic.twitter.com/t97CdGq6UQ
Mizzou in the Pros / Former Player News
- Souichi Terada wrote about the about Missouri’s newest inductee into the SEC Legends class. While he never actually played in the SEC, Steve Stipanovich is Mizzou’s much-deserved honoree.
Congratulations to #Mizzou Hall of Famer Steve Stipanovich for being recognized as a member of this season's @SEC Legends Class!— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) March 3, 2020
Another honor for Stipo!#ToTheFinishLine pic.twitter.com/87lArPjtnA
- I may be reading this wrong, but it looks like Kash, everyone’s fave former grad transfer, might be in the building on Saturday for Reed Nikko’s Senior Day? (screams in excitement)
Im pullin upppp ☝ ☝ ☝ https://t.co/mEj8zxzGFu— Kash (@Kash_Money_5) March 3, 2020
- Brad Loos announced a new Rally for Rhyan fundraiser, a Fight Night at Hearnes.
Mark your calendars... very cool event! Proceeds go to #RallyForRhyan. You can buy tix at https://t.co/IgYOBOK1XK pic.twitter.com/ZdfqnRAYug— Brad Loos (@BradLoos_MIZ) March 3, 2020
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