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Mizzou News for Friday, February 5

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One Day...

Welp... one of these days Robin Pingeton’s Tigers will get over the hump, but unfortunately, last night was not it. With 2:22 left in the contest, Mizzou took the lead on a pair of Hayley Frank free throws, after being by down as much as 12 to start the fourth quarter (sound like any other team we cheer for?). Really, a loss tends to be expected when the opposing team hits 14 (!) threes and shoots 54% from behind the arc, including 6 by Destiny Slocum alone.

Lauren Hansen had a great game, scoring 19 points, her season-high, on 7 of 12 shooting, and five other Tigers hit double digits: Blackwell with 13 (4-8, 12 rebounds) Frank with 12 (4-12, 8 rebounds), Dufficy with 12 (5-6), Dickson with 11 (5-8) and Williams with 10 (4-5).

Briar Napier of PowerMizzou recapped the game, having many of the same thoughts as I did above. In the postgame, Aijha Blackwell was asked what they’ve learned from these close losses. Her response?

“I’m learning that we can play with anybody,” Tigers guard Aijha Blackwell said. “We can play with anybody in the country on any given night. We need to just find a way to figure out how to finish games. I just think that we’re right there, we just got to get over the hump.”

Next up for the Tigers is a match at an unranked (finally!) Auburn on Sunday. Good luck, ladies!

Moving on!

Look which sports site got a blue checkmark? I guess that means we all should up the effort on the content, as we are now super fancy and have some journalistic integrity to uphold... or something like that. I’ll try my best, dear readers.

On to the links!!! BIG game in 30 hours! Also, Go Chiefs! May your Super Bowl dreams come true once again.


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Brian: Intrigued by a couple separation games closer to home than a West Coast tilt. Alabama-Missouri on Saturday is about jockeying for supremacy in the SEC. Which, if you had said that before the year, might’ve been a claim that put you in concussion protocol.

  • On this day (February 4) in Mizzou trivia, Tom Orf shared this gem. And a gem it is!!!

Other Mizzou Sports

  • TigerStyle wraps up their home schedule on Sunday, and holds steady in the latest NWSCA poll!
  • Some great, great, GREAT advice from Dr. Scotta Morton. Man, I love her.

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