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Mizzou Links for Thursday, March 4

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ONIONS!

For senior leader, Dru Smith! Scoring the game-winner with 0.7 remaining, Missouri got another much needed Quadrant 1 win at Florida, winning in Gainesville for the first time in program history. Smith (of course he did) led the team with 17 points. Five players scored in double figures and the Tigers improved to 15-7 (8-7 SEC) on the season.

Here’s the highlight of Smith’s game-winner:

Missouri got their seventh Quadrant 1 win of the season and finished the regular season with a 6-4 road record. For the first time since the 2011-2012 season, they finished with a winning road record.

So yeah, we can officially put this stupid conversation to bed.

Mizzou joins Purdue, Ohio State, Alabama, Baylor, and Gonzaga with seven Quadrant 1 wins. Illinois, Oklahoma State, and Michigan are the only teams in the country with more.

There’s also this:

Mizzou is now up to No. 43 on KenPom.

Man, what a HUGE win this was. Up next is Senior Day on Saturday vs LSU, a 2:00 p.m. CST tip-off on the SEC Network. These seniors deserve such an awesome send-off.

And a perfect way to end on this: A message from Dru Smith on his time at Mizzou:

Much more coming on Rock M Nation on this win, but now onto the links!


Yesterday at Rock M


More Links:

(PowerMizzou)

(STLToday)

• From Dave Matter’s Gameday Blog: Can Kobe Brown’s evolution save the Tigers?

• Eye on the Tigers Podcast with Dave Matter and Ben Frederickson: Drinkwitz makes splash with QB commitment, opens up spring ball to fans, recruits alike

Mizzou holds off Gators, wins on Dru Smith’s game-winning layup, writes Dave Matter

(KC Star)

• A great read here from Vahe Gregorian: How a year of the pandemic brought out the best in Mizzou Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin

• From Blair Kerkhoff: Missouri Tigers men’s basketball vs Florida Gators: Prediction, time, TV, bet line

• The latest SportsBeat KC with Blair Kerkhoff: Breaking down Missouri’s hoop season with analyst Chris Gervino

• From Blair Kerkhoff: Dru Smith’s heroics before the buzzer push Missouri Tigers past Florida Gators, 72-70

With game on the line, Cuonzo Martin turns to player he trusts mosts and Mizzou wins, writes Blair Kerkhoff

(Columbia Missourian)

• From the staff, six MU women’s swimmers earn individual bids to NCAAs

• ‘‘North and South’: Pinson finds inside out balance in win against Florida, writes Tyler Hollins

• From Shannon Mia Belt, Tigers have tunnel vision heading into SEC Tournament

Dru Smith brings cape with game-winning layup in road win, writes Joel Lorenzi

(Columbia Daily Tribune)

(Miscellaneous/Tweets)

• A QB/RB duo of Sam Horn and Cody Brown in the near future? Yes, please.

• On MUTigers.com, Mizzou Women’s Basketball set for SEC Tournament

• How about these highlight reels from Mizzou hoop commits, Trevon Brazile and Anton Brookshire?

• A big congrats to Larry Borom, Nick Bolton, Larry Rountree III, Joshua Bledsoe, and Tyree Gillespie for the NFL Combine invites!

• The latest SEC Tournament seeding scenarios from Dave Matter

• Michael Porter Jr. has been named to the Rising Stars team for NBA All-Star Weekend. Congrats, MPJ!

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