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Mizzou Links for Thursday, February 11

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Well, that wasn’t ideal. At all. That had trap game written all over it, and Mizzou’s first game played as a Top 10 team since January of 2013 results in a 21 point blowout loss to an average Ole Miss team. Yikes, but it sounds about right.

There’s just not much to say about this one, but of course this happens.

Yeah......we were all Jon Sundvold last night.

The metrics definitely took a hit, as Mizzou fell to 40th in KenPom and 28th on Bart Torvik.

But, it’s important to note that last night doesn’t really derail the season. It’s college basketball, games like these happen and sometimes it’s just not your night. This was also just a Quadrant 1 opportunity that was missed.

Just remember, this team is STILL 13-4 and in contention for a top four spot in the SEC. They haven’t lost back-to-back games all season and they’re undefeated in Rally For Rhyan, which is up next against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. That has all the makings of a bounce back win.

We should obviously expect a better effort next time out, because this was a telling quote Cuonzo calling out his players.

Enough of this one....Sam Snelling will have much more covered on the Study Hall later.

In better news, the 10-0 Mizzou Wrestling team is now up to No. 5 in the NWCA Coaches Poll. Up next is the Cowboy Challenge in Stillwater on Sunday where they’ll match up with No. 6 Oklahoma State (9-0), Wyoming, and West Virginia. That’s right before the MAC Championships. Big weekend upcoming for Tiger Style!

Other SEC basketball scores on Wednesday night:

  • No. 16 Tennessee 89, Georgia 81
  • LSU 94, Mississippi State 80

Onto the links!

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