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Mizzou News for Friday, February 26

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It was raining threes

(Hallelujah!))

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. As I watched Robin Pingeton’s Tigers take on No. 20 Tennessee in the first half, I couldn’t help but have that song stuck in my head. Haley Troup was shooting the lights out, and her teammates couldn’t help but join in. Shannon Dufficy, Lauren Hansen, and Shug Dickson each made 2 shots behind the arc. The Lady Vols (I hate that they choose to include “lady” in their name) left Hayley Frank open several times, and an open HF is never good for an opponent; she had 3 herself.

The first three quarters were great for the Tigers, and it really looked like they could pull off the upset, but the Vols’ Rennia Davis turned it on in the fourth quarter and Missouri just couldn’t hang on. Haley Troup, who had been a walking bucket all night, had a chance to get the Tigers within 1, but missed a layup (sounds familiar), and the Tigers ultimately fell 78-73 in their home finale.

Overall, while the Tigers made 12 threes and shot 40% from behind the arc, they were out-rebounded 25-46 (yikes). Falling just short has been a common occurrence this season for the Tigers, but I really think big things are to come for them in the future.

Speaking of big things, if you happened to watch the game, you would have heard from a familiar former Tiger, Jordan Roundtree (and Hickman assistant coach), who was on the call on SEC Network +. So cool!

The Tigers wrap up their regular season on Sunday against Mississippi State. MS State is having a very surprising season, as they are only 5-6 in the SEC and 10-7 overall.

Here’s the recap from MUTigers.com.

On to the Links! With no Men’s Hoops tomorrow, we’ll have loads of content on our non-revenue sports, which are not written about enough, so stay tuned for that.


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More Links:

Football

And Lorenzo Williams! (LOVE this one)

Hoops:

Swimming & Diving News

  • The SEC Championships continue over at MizzouRec, and the Andrew Grevers’ team did AWESOME on Thursday night, bringing home SIX top 5 finishes, including two second place finishes. The Tigers sit in 5th place with one day of competition remaining. (MUTigers.com). From Coach Grevers:

”Tonight we came ready to party and have a good time. Lots of smiles, lots of fun, lots of celebrating and cheering, and the result was a ton of fast swims. It was great to see Danny (Kovac) set a new school record in the 100 fly but it was also great to see all those podium finishes. The relay was phenomenal, getting second place at the end. We’re certainly building momentum to go into the last day.”

  • Let’s check out some of the results, shall we?

First up, TWO top 8 finishes in the 100 Breast from Ben Patton and Freddie Rindshoej!

A new school record for the mustached man, Danny Kovac? That’ll do!

Big best time for Jack Dubois in the 400IM, and what an improvement!

Other Mizzou Sports

  • Gymnastics takes on Georgia at 7pm this evening, and it’s Senior Night! You can watch the action on the SEC Network.

Miscellaneous Sports News

  • According to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, a Kansas senator introduced new NIL legislation that will, among other things, gives players expanded medical coverage, the right to transfer once without penalty, lifetime scholarships, and the ability to return to school post-draft.
  • The FBI probe continues to hand down sanctions, and South Carolina is next on the list. Cough-cough... when’s Will Wade’s turn?

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