Pingeton’s Squad Sets Sights on Winning Final Exhibition
If you’re in town, I highly suggest heading over to Mizzou Arena to check out the women’s team, as they face Division 2 team, Southwest Baptist, out of Bolivar, MO, this evening at 7pm. The Bears finished 5-14 in a conference-only season last year, and are picked to finished third in the Great Lakes Valley Conference this season, behind Drury and Rockhurst.
Did I mention it’s FREE admission? Because IT IS. I’ll be there!
Things to Watch:
- Does LaDazhia Williams start? She is coming back from injury and was wearing quite the hefty knee brace last game. She came off the bench and played 12 min for the Tigers, scoring 12 points on 5-6 shooting, which was superb.
- How do the Tigers look from long range? They only shot 9-20 against Lindenwood, and 6 of those came from Hayley Frank & Izzy Higginbottom.
- Can they keep up their ball control? Turnovers have plagued this Tigers squad in the past, and they only had 7 against LU.
- Top scorers/stats last time out:
Frank: 19 points on 6-12 shooting (4-5 from three), 8 rebounds
AB: 14 points on 5-10 shooting (0-2 from three), 6 rebounds
LDW: 12 points on 5-6 shooting (0-0 from three), 3 rebounds
Izzy: 13 points on 4-9 shooting (2-4 from three), 1 rebound
Next Thursday, Nov. 11, will kick off the new season for Robin Pingeton’s squad as they face Murray State at home. As the MUTigers.com reminded us, the Tigers, much like the men’s side, will have a TOUGH go:
The 2021-22 non-conference schedule features five teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season. Of the 12 non-conference opponents, nine had a winning record with four teams winning 20-plus games. The Tigers will be tested early and often highlighted by contests against Missouri State, Baylor and Illinois.
To get students pumped for the season, Coach P and some of her players, as well as Cuonzo Martin, brought some basketball hoops over to the student center, along with some schedule posters (mine are currently sitting on my home office floor as I figure out where to put them).
On to the Links! Go Tigers!
Basketball happens this month guys. pic.twitter.com/hFQsZvelsf— Mizzou Basketball Analysis (@DataMizzou) November 2, 2021
Yesterday at Rock M
- As the SEC previews wind down, Sam’s got a new preview for you… BAMA!
- Josh, Matt Squared (Harris & Watkins), and Parker previewed the Wings.
- Nate & Kortay provided your Betting Lines for Saturday’s slate. They’re picking Mizzou to win, guys! (this is sarcasm italics, duh)
- Nate previewed the Georgia Bulldogs, and I’m not sure if you were aware, but they’re like… really good. Like, REALLY REALLY.
- BK asked, what happened to Connor Bazelak? Read it.
- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: As per tradition in honor of upcoming basketball season, Sam & Matt talked with my twitter bud, Blake Lovell, and Mizzou only got a passing mention. Still give it a listen. They’re smart hoops guys and it’s always interesting.
- COMING UP: The No. 1 team in Sam’s SEC rankings— OMG, WHO IS IT? A piece on pick n rolls from Matthew J Harris. A feature from Parker, a costume reveal, and a new BTBS pod….
- Rest In Peace to former Mizzou Football coach (1978-84), Warren Powers, who passed away from a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 80. A number of local reporters paid tribute to him in columns: Eric Blum (Columbia Tribune). Lila Bromberg (KC Star). Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Emily Leiker (Missourian). Keith Farner (Saturday Down South). Press release from MUTigers.com.
If you're unfamiliar with former @MizzouFootball coach Warren Powers, who has passed away at age 80, here's the story I did on his career for @MizzouAthletics a few years ago.— Ben Arnet (@BenArnetKOMU) November 3, 2021
If you have the means and can help the fight against Alzheimer's please visit https://t.co/JPHvb2s4xO pic.twitter.com/4FVla5fy6M
I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former Mizzou HC Warren Powers.— Coach Gary Pinkel (@GaryPinkel) November 3, 2021
Coach Powers was successful at all the levels he coached.
His influence over young men, will have an impact forever. My sincere sympathy.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A new Eye on the Tigers pod with Matter & Ben Fred asked if Missouri has a prayer at Georgia. Matter wrote the Tigers are relishing the chance to play the top-ranked Bulldogs, and wrote, With a Missouri native (KC native, Dan Lanning) in charge, Georgia’s defense reigns supreme.
- KC Star: Lila told readers, With Connor Bazelak’s status unclear, here’s what the Mizzou Tigers backup QBs— Tyler Macon and Brady Cook— can do.
- Columbia Missourian: Wilson Moore wrote, Georgia is unlike any other challenge for the Mizzou defense. Additionally, the Missourian sports staff— Emily Leiker, viral sensation Calum McAndrew, Wilson Moore, and Gerald Hopkins recapped Missouri’s game against Vanderbilt on video Sunday.
- Mizzou going bowling? In a game I’ve never heard of? Personally, I’d rather not. I’m tired of football….
Bowl Season (@BowlSeason), the advocating body for he 44 bowls, has come out with its first weekly bowl projections.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 3, 2021
They have Mizzou playing Georgia State in the Camellia Bowl. That's on Christmas Day in Montgomery, Alabamahttps://t.co/7ojNYoDUg3
- Saturday Down South: Stacy Mickles asked where a Tigers upset over No. 1 Georgia rank? It would be historic, of course.
- MUTigers.com previewed the Georgia game. As our staff has alluded to all week— it’s not pretty.
- Drink had some fun on his radio show Wednesday evening:
Mike Kelly opens Eli Drinkwitz's radio show asking who he'll start at QB at Georgia.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 4, 2021
"Crud, I'd like to know myself honestly."
Said he'll release injury report Thursday. "Then we'll see Twitter blow up and we'll go from there."
Drinkwitz credits media for creatively asking about QB decision. "They've all tried to do investigative journalism. This is a journalism school. I get that. But I'm pretty good at playing poker."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 4, 2021
- PowerMizzou’s Joel Lorenzi is finished with his threads on each player on the men’s roster. Last two up are the lone senior (and my fave), Javon Pickett, and bigggggg man, Jordan Wilmore. Reminder: these are subscriber-only
- The Post-Dispatch’s Jeff Gordon said this College Hoops season brings promise for Illini, questions for other area teams. Ain’t that the truth… He did say, however, that Mizzou has some “promising recruits.”
- Get to know…. Aussie Sara-Rose Smith!
- Cool, cool, cool
Mizzou in the Pros
- DRUUUUUUUUU is mentioned here! Have a read.
- The Nuggets (4-4) lost to the Grizzlies (5-3) Wednesday evening, 106-108. In MPJ’s 35 minutes, he had 12 points on 6-12 shooting (0-3 from three), with 11 rebounds (!!), 1 steal, 2 TO, and 1PF, for a +7.
- The Jazz (6-1) were off on Wednesday night, but play tonight at 6:30pm against the Hawks. On Tuesday night, JC had a HORRIFYING shooting night. I mean… like, it was true nightmare. In his 23 minutes, he had TWO points on 1-13 shooting (0-11 from three), with 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 TO, and 3 PF. Surprisingly, he was only a —4. Here’s hoping our guy gets it together tonight, huh?
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