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Mizzou News for Wednesday, May 5

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Bronte Makes NCAA Division I Singles Tennis Tourney

Why yes, we have reached the slow part of the news cycle when the most notable Mizzou news I could find was that junior Brit, Bronte Murgett, becomes just the third Tiger in Mizzou Tennis history to earn herself a spot in the NCAA Division I Singles Tennis Tournament, which will take place beginning May 23 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, FL.

At the end of last month, Bronte was named Second Team All-SEC, becoming the fourth Tiger to earn All-SEC honors. In just her first season at Mizzou — she spent three seasons at New Mexico — Bronte posted an 18-8 record in singles competition this season and currently ranks No. 31 in the Oracle/ITA National Singles Rankings. She finished the regular season strong with wins over two ranked players (No. 50 Taylor Bridges of LSU & No. 35 Indianna Spink of Arksansas), according to MUTigers.com.

There’s also a chance we may see Murgett in the doubles portion of the tourney, too, and she and her partner, senior Marta Oliveira, were selected as the No. 3 alternate for the doubles portion of the tournament.

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Football

  • Mizzou commit Max Whisner posted a picture of his new kicks, and they are [insert fire emojis]. Big fan of Air Forces, and it goes without saying, anything black & gold.
  • Perhaps a change of heart for Boonville’s DJ Wesolak?

Hoops/Other Mizzou Sports

Mizzou in the NFL

Mizzou in the NBA/WNBA

  • Jontay Porter did not play in the Grizzlies’ 118-104 loss to the red hot Knicks on Monday evening.
  • Michael Porter Jr played a team-high 40 minutes in the Nuggets’ 93-89 loss to the LeBron-less Lakers on Monday night. MPJ had 19 points on 8-15 shooting (2-7 from three), with 6 rebounds and 1 steal. Despite the loss, the Nuggets have secured their spot in the playoffs, and look who made it onto the NBA’s tweet!

In an article that makes the Mizzou fan in me all sorts of uncomfortable, the Denver Post’s Sean Keeler said MPJ has become for the Nuggets what people thought Drew Lock would be for the Broncos. Regardless of how this writer does not appear to appreciate Drew Lock, it is a very good look at Mike, and worth a read.

  • Jordan Clarkson played a team high 34 minutes —while not being a starter— in the Jazz’s 110-99 win over the Spurs on Monday night. JC scored 16 points on 7-20 shooting (2-10 from three) with 6 rebounds, 5 assists and steals.

FanSided’s Matt Giles identified three “gifts” of JC that scream 6th Man of the Year.

  • Sophie Cunningham is back in training camp preparing for her third season with the Mercury and still takes time clown around. You love to see it.

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