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MBB Game Thread: Mizzou vs Florida State

After a thrilling comeback victory, the Tigers face FSU tonight in the championship game of the Jacksonville Classic

via Twitter: @MizzouHoops

It took all 40 minutes, and then some, for the Tigers to get it done against SMU last night. Just a day later, Missouri will look to build on the momentum of that victory as they face FSU tonight. The Seminoles will be the Tigers’ toughest opponent of the season, and should be a great early season test for an unproven Tigers team.

Second Half Notes

  • Well, it looks like this second half is only going to be a formality. FSU has come out with just as much intensity as they had in the first half.
  • Pickett might be the streakiest player on this team. He can go on solo runs, and he can disappear for games at a time.
  • Kobe is 5-5, you have to love how unselfish he is, but at some point he needs to be a little more selfish.
  • Sidenote: I can’t wait to not have to listen to this broadcast crew after this game. To keep it polite, they are less than stellar.
  • I don’t know how many dunks FSU has, but oh my goodness, it has to be a lot.
  • Ronnie DeGray getting his first points with 7 minutes tells you what you need to know about this game.

First Half Notes

  • Well, this start is less than ideal. Mizzou looks like they just can’t compete athletically with FSU.
  • This FSU length is just eliminating almost all of Mizzou’s offense.
  • Amari Davis needs to drive more. No one on the Tigers right now, seems to be getting in the lane, and Davis is the most gifted player in that area of the game.
  • FSU looks like the team Cuonzo wishes he had. They’re just beating Mizzou at their own game because they know they do it better.
  • The 11-0 run was absolutely brutal, Mizzou looks outclasses on every level. Hopefully, there’s another second half surge coming like last night.
  • FSU is shooting 75% and with their defense they look unstoppable.
  • FSU is getting to the cup at will, and when they don’t they’re hitting a three. This is turning into a beat down.
  • This could get lost with the score, but Kobe Brown is proving he can score against any defense, any time he wants. He took a major step this offseason in his ability to score the ball, and it’s shown in these last two games.
  • Watching Cam’Ron dunk on Mizzou, repeatedly, is painful.
  • If there was one consolation from that half, it was probably Amari Davis’ best individual half of the season in terms of getting his shots.


The Details

Opponent: Seminoles (3-1)

Time: 7:30 p.m. CT

Where: UNF Arena, Jacksonville, FL

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? No

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou +9.5

Where To Watch: CBS Sports Network

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!Pick something else

  1. How many Tigers will score in double figures?
  2. What would be your desired starting 5?
  3. Will the Tigers cover?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?