Good times at Mizzou right now.
After Tuesday night’s 81-70 win over South Carolina, Mizzou is now 9-2 overall and 3-2 in the SEC, currently all alone in fourth place in the conference. The Tigers have won back-to-back games and three out of their last four after the league opening loss to Tennessee. That re-match comes on Saturday night in Knoxville, a 7:30 p.m. CST tip-off on SEC Network — the start of a critical five-game stretch for Missouri’s season.
At No. 6 Tennessee, at Auburn (with Sharife Cooper), vs TCU in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, vs Kentucky, and vs No. 18 Alabama. Safe to say, we will know a lot more about this Mizzou team after this stretch.
Norm Stewart has to like the way Mizzou is playing right now. And Wednesday was his 86th birthday. Happy birthday, Coach!
Join me in wishing a Happy 86th Birthday to Coach Norm Stewart— Cuonzo Martin (@CuonzoMartin) January 20, 2021
Have a great day, Coach! pic.twitter.com/3ZfzmIV54s
Mizzou Basketball also officially announced the addition of Sean Durugordon. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for him next season.
Meanwhile, No. 6 ranked Mizzou wrestling is absolutely on fire. Tiger Style is off to a 7-0 start this season after huge wins over Northern Iowa and Iowa State on Sunday. And for the second time this season, redshirt junior Allan Hart has earned MAC Wrestler of the Week honors. Congrats to Allan, and well deserved! Here’s more from MUTigers.com.
Make it ✌️ MAC Wrestler of the Week honors this season for #Mizzou's @alllan_hart❗— Mizzou Wrestling (@MizzouWrestling) January 20, 2021
▪️ 4 ranked wins (most on team)
▪️ 6-0 overall record
▪️ Ranked as high No. 4 in country
: https://t.co/069B3YZjpV#TigerStyle pic.twitter.com/HvuZWGfQJK
And in football recruiting, Mizzou has added to their 2022 class as three-star Blue Valley North wide receiver Mekhi Miller has become the latest member. Of the four commitments in the 2022 recruiting class, all four from either the St. Louis or Kansas City area. Eli Drinkwitz and the staff continue do a tremendous job of securing in-state talent. And it’s obviously incredibly early, but Mizzou’s 2022 class currently ranks 13th on Rivals and 14th on 247Sports.
Other scores around the SEC on Wednesday night:
- Georgia 63, Kentucky 62 (Yikes, BBN)
- Arkansas 75, Auburn 73
Onto the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Sam Snelling has the latest Study Hall after Mizzou’s 81-70 win over South Carolina
- From Sam Snelling: 3-star WR from KC area commits to Mizzou Football
- Blaze Alldredge is exactly the type of player Mizzou was looking for, writes Brandon Kiley
- ($$) Here’s the latest edition of Gabe DeArmond’s Macadoodles Mailbag
- ($$) From Rivals’ recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt, Missouri is making a strong run at four-start Omar Cooper Jr., a wide receiver from Indianapolis
- Mizzou adds 2022 commitment from KC area wide receiver Mekhi Miller, writes Sean Williams
- Gabe DeArmond and Mitchell Forde broke the news of Brick Haley leaving Mizzou
- Gabe DeArmond and Mitchell Forde bring you the latest episode of The 573 Report
- Dave Matter and Ben Frederickson have the latest Eye on The Tigers Podcast: Jeremiah Tilmon dominates, Mark Smith bounces back, and Eli Drinkwitz narrows in on his defensive coordinator
- Dave Matter’s story on Brick Haley leaving: Mizzou football defensive staff shakeup continues
- From Souichi Terada: Mizzou football lands Blue Valley North wide receiver, second KC-area recruit for 2022
- From Tyler Hollins: “He’s too damn big”. Tilmon continues spectacular SEC play, giving Missouri its go-to guy
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- From Eric Blum, WR Mekhi Miller commits to Mizzou football
- Defensive line coach Brick Haley out at Mizzou, writes Eric Blum
- High expectations in the future for Mookie Cooper. Love to see it!
Story filed for tomorrow's P-D on newly arrived Mizzou transfer Mookie Cooper.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 20, 2021
One former MU standout who knows him well likened him to Jeremy Maclin and Marcus Murphy. "The moment you put the ball in his hands he’s going to be electric.”
- Now former Mizzou linebacker Nick Bolton has signed with CAA Football agency
- According to Endless Motor Sports, Mizzou is the latest team interested in three-star 2021 PG AJ Neal
Missouri is the most recent program to express interest in 2021 PG AJ Neal of West Oaks Academy/Showtime Boyz. pic.twitter.com/eBlQooNpft— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) January 20, 2021
- Also from Endless Motor Sports, Mizzou has offered 2022 four-star center Ke’el Ware
2022 4⭐️ Kelel Ware (North Little Rock HS) has been offered by Missouri.— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) January 21, 2021
Lengthy 6’11 big with a great looking perimeter stroke and tons of upside. pic.twitter.com/0gpBcHYfSy
- A happy birthday to Mizzou freshman guard Mama Dembele!
- A great pass here from Shug Dickson
- Excellent work by the offense in Tuesday night’s win
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