It’s that time of year!
For the first time in the 2022-2023 season, basketball was being played against another team at Mizzou Arena last night (albeit in an exhibition, but still).
The Missouri Women’s Basketball team opened up exhibition play with a 70-27 blowout victory over Northwest Missouri State.
W!— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) October 27, 2022
Final: MIZ 70, NWMST 27 pic.twitter.com/PNjX6hvDK2
The Tigers started the game off out on a 34-0 (!!!!!) run before the Bearcats FINALLY scored their first points with under four minutes to go in the 2nd quarter.
- Junior center Jayla Kelly (from Parkway Central High School in the St. Louis area) led the team with 12 points.
- Senior forward Hayley Frank led the team with 13 rebounds.
- Junior guard Mama Dembele led the team with four assists.
#Mizzou women's hoops starting off hot in the first exhibition of the season 70-27 over Northwest Missouri State— Chanel Porter (@ChanelABC17news) October 27, 2022
Jayla Kelly: 12 points
Hayley Frank: 9 points, 13 rebounds
Sara-Rose Smith: 8 points, 12 rebounds
Mama Dembelle: 9 points, 4 assists
Up next: Missouri closes out exhibition play on Tuesday, November 1st against Rogers State University (located in Claremore, Oklahoma) 7:00 p.m. CT at Mizzou Arena.
REMINDER: Coming up on Saturday, the Mizzou Men’s Basketball team will play Marquette in a “secret scrimmage” in Chicago.
The program will also be hosting an NIL Meet and Greet event later that evening in Chicago along with Laurence Bowers and Bud Sasser. You can register and find more information here.
Onto the links. M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Opponents Preview from Nate Edwards: South Carolina Gamecocks
- Mizzou Hoops Player Preview from Matt Watkins: Noah Carter (Side-note: I’m a big fan of Carter after seeing him play for Northern Iowa at Arch Madness. He’s got a chance to become a fan favorite these next couple of years).
- SEC Basketball Preview from Sam Snelling: Matt McMahon picks up Will Wade’s mess
- DK’s Bets from Dan Keegan and Sam Snelling in for BK: SEC Bets Week Nine
- PODCAST from Sam Snelling and Matthew Harris: Previewing the Mizzou Basketball season
- Missouri Football Offensive Presser: South Carolina Week, from Brandon Haynes
- Mizzou at No. 25 South Carolina Gamecocks football: 3 things to watch, from Dave Matter
- From Dave Matter: How ‘Beamer Ball’ 2.0 has pushed South Carolina football past Mizzou in the SEC
- From Blair Kerkhoff: Here’s what led to the Missouri Tigers’ stout defense, and why it should continue
- From Chad Silvey: MU soccer enters regular-season finale needing win
- From Kenny Van Doren and Kyle Pinnell: MU running back Schrader’s mentality, preparation unchanged
- From the staff: Missouri women’s basketball cruises to exhibition win
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- From Chris Kwiecinski: Eli Drinkwitz revealed the condition that’s sideline starting receiver Chance Luper
- Luther Burden: Good at football.
- Cool event coming up with Gary Pinkel on Friday, November 4th. Don’t miss it!
- It’s Nick Honor SZN in COMO. Always love when Mizzou gets some buzz from Rothstein.
Deeply entrenched confidants in Columbia have raved about Nick Honor's preseason for Missouri.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 26, 2022
Clemson transfer averaged 7.7 PPG last season in the ACC.
Key piece for the Tigers in Year One under Dennis Gates.
- So, this is cool: Behind the scenes with Mizzou Basketball:
Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the making of our intro video and don't miss the unveiling at our season opener in just 12 days with tickets starting at $5 #MIZ— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) October 26, 2022
️ https://t.co/n4sKzwzOtO pic.twitter.com/ZZkQBiW6r9
- Whiteboard Wednesdays with Dennis Gates!
We call this drill “Stationary Passing”. Simulating a baseline drive & delivering a pass to corner or to weakside 45° cut. This is muscle memory but also sight recognition. Receiver raises hand. Great warmup before live drill emphasizing accuracy & decisions. #WhiteboardWednesday pic.twitter.com/kMFaLNKnav— Dennis Gates (@coachdgates) October 26, 2022
- Our own James Hackney gives up an update on Mizzou Wrestling recruiting rankings:
- From ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg: Mizzou’s Isaiah McGuire and Darius Robinson are among College Football’s top sleeper prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft
- Mizzou Football defensive back Les “LJ” Hewitt has announced that he has entered the transfer portal:
- On “Tiger Talk”, Eli Drinkwitz provides the latest update on Chance Luper: You can listen to the full latest edition of “Tiger Talk” here:
On his radio show tonight Eli Drinkwitz explained WR Chance Luper’s condition. He was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung shortly before the 1st game. On blood thinners now.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 27, 2022
- A big congrats to Mizzou Soccer sophomore Jenna McCormick, who was named to the 2022 SEC Community Service Team. Read more here on MUTigers.com.
- Also on MUTigers.com: Closing Out the Regular Season: Soccer Heads to No. 14 South Carolina
- 2025 four-star prospect SG from Chicago on a visit to Mizzou last weekend:
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