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Mizzou Links for Friday, December 9

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When you wake up tomorrow, it’ll be here. BORDER WAR SHOWDOWN DAY.

Courtesy of Mizzou Athletics photography, November 21, 2022
@jadynjenayaphotos, instagram

ARE YOU READY?

As I mentioned last week, it’s only been 3,692 days since Mizzou and kansas faced off at Mizzou Arena. That’s been a whole lotta sleeps - a whole lifetime ago - but finally, it’s here. F’ING FINALLY.

What are you planning to wear for this momentous affair? Me, I’ve saved my favorite shirt (mine is gold, actually) for the occasion, from 573 Tees (below). And today I’ve got on my vintage-like Border War Showdown shirt from Rally House at work.

573tees.com

I’ve been inspired lately, by Coach Gates — he was incredible at Tiger Talk — and the play of this team, and the return of this game, so I’ve created a poem for the occasion, a play on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, that will be out mid-afternoon. It’s supposed to be absurd, and I hope you enjoy it.

But enough about me! Let’s get to Thursday’s news. All of which (up top at least) will revolve around said basketball game.

Here’s a few 2-days left countdown posts:

HA! Keep the awkward Canvas discussion board posts coming, students:

So, this is going to sound wild, but do I [shudders] agree with Bill Self here? Because he’s right; I don’t despise the Illini despite the longstanding rivalry.

For your listening pleasure, take in an earful of a bonus episode of the Mizzou, That’s Who Podcast, where Gabe, Maggie and Tucker are chatting with everyone’s favorite former cheery and most enthusiastic Tiger benchwarmer (I don’t mean that in a bad way, I promise), Jarrett Sutton!

ON TO THE LINKS!!!

Note: And, to my Dad... when you write to me about today’s links, you FINALLY won’t have to end the note with “Free BG.” Our girl is HOME.


Yesterday at Rock M


More Links:

Football

  • Not sure where to put this but Mark Emmert and the NCAA continue to be.. the worst.

Men’s Hoops

  • I spy the Missouri Tigers MBB team as an 11-seed in Andy Katz’s first bracketology.

Women’s Hoops

  • Check out Mizzou Hoops today at 11:30am as they take on Omaha. Coach P said at Tiger Talk the early game time will allow for some deserving CPS students to take in a game via field trip! More game info per MUTigers.com.
  • From ABC 17’s Chanel Porter:
  • Sara-Rose Smith!!!!

Other Mizzou Sports

  • Swimming: Listen to Truman’s Pond, the swim&dive podcast [part of the Inside Mizzou Sports network], where the hosts, Alec Hayden & Noah Mitchell, chat with distance swimmer Jane Smith.

NBA/G-League Corner

12/7 vs GSW (W 124-123): 37 min | 22pts on 9-20 FG (2-6 3PT) | 4 REB | 9 AST | 4 TO | 1 PF | +2

12/3 vs PORT (L 116-111): 36 min | 19pts on 6-11 FG (2-4 3PT) | 3 REB | 1 STL | 1 TO | 2 PF | +8

12/2 vs IND (W 139-119): 29 min | 19pts on 6-12 FG (1-3 3PT) | 1 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 5 TO | 3 PF | +22

UP NEXT: 12/9 vs Wolves at 8pm | 12/10 vs DEN at 8pm | 12/13 and 12/15 vs NOP at 8pm | 12/17 vs MIL at 7pm

Held out since 11/22 with heel (achilles?) injury

UP NEXT: 12/10 vs Jazz at 8pm | 12/14 vs WASH at 8pm | 12/16 vs LAK at 9pm on ESPN | 12/18 vs CLT at 7pm

12/8 vs LAC (W 115-110): 22 min STARTING | 2pts on 1-5 FG (0-3 3PT) | 1 REB | 3 AST | 4 PF | -7

12/6 vs DET (L 116-96): 3 min | 1 REB | -1

12/4 vs HERD (W 142-96): 29 min | 26pts on 10-13 FG (5-6 3PT) | 4 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 1 TO | 2 PF | +36!!

UP NEXT: 12/10 vs Spurs at 4pm | 12/12 vs Pacers at 6pm | 12/14 vs OKC at 7pm | 12/15 vs HOU at 7pm, assuming he stays with the NBA squad for a bit

  • Jontay Porter & Wisconsin Herd (6-8):

12/6 vs SkyForce (L 100-80): DNP

12/4 vs SkyForce (L 142-96): 14 min | 3pts on 1-4 FG (1-4 3PT) | 1 REB | 1 AST | 1 TO | 2 PF | -21 (EEEK)

UP NEXT: 12/14 vs Mad Ants at 6pm on ESPN+ and 12/16 at 7pm

Former Tiger Hodgepodge Season Averages (as of 12/8)

**NOTE: Arrows indicate better (or worse) performance over last week’s shared data. I didn’t list the best recent game if there wasn’t a good/better one.

  • Javon Pickett (SLU): In 10 games, Pickett is averaging 25.7mpg () and 11.7ppg (). He’s got a 53.3 FG% (), 41.2 3PT% (), and 77.8% FT% (), to go with 6.8rpg (), 1.4apg (=), and 0.5 steals ().

Best recent game (12/3 vs SIU-C): 32 min | 23pts | 80 FG% | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 BLK

  • Sean Durugordon (Austin Peay): In 10 games, Sean is averaging 25.1mpg () and 11.2ppg (). He’s got a 40.0FG% () and 29.8 3PT% (), to go with 5.4rpg (), 1.3apg (=), and 0.7 steals ().

Best recent game (12/3 vs TN St): 40 min | 24 pts | 60.0 FG% | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 BLK | 2 STL

  • Trevon Brazile (Arkansas): In 9 games before his injury on 12/6 that will keep him out of the season, Trev was averaging 27.1mpg () and 11.8ppg (). He’s got a 48.1 FG% (), 37.9 3PT% (), to go with 6rpg (), 1.0apg (=), and 1.2 steals (). He was averaging 2.6 PF () and 2.2TO (). Get well soon, TB.

Best recent game (12/3 vs San Jose St): 30 min | 23 pts | 88.9 FG% | 50% 3PT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 2 BLK | 1 STL

  • Boogie Coleman (Ball State): In 9 games, Boogie is averaging 33.1mpg () and 12.7ppg (). He’s got a 36.3 FG% (), 39.2 3PT% (), and 87 FT% (). He’s averaging 5.3rpg (), 0.6 blocks (), 3.6apg (), to go with 2.9PF (=) and 3.3TO ().

Best recent game (12/7 vs EIU): 36 min | 11 pts | 5 REB | 8 AST | 1 STL (also 11pts on 12/3 and 11/27, the epitome of consistency)

  • DaJuan Gordon (NM State): In 7 games, DaJuan is averaging 26.1mpg () and 9.1ppg (), to go with 5.7rpg (), 1.4 steals () and 0.9apg (). He’s shooting 33.3 FG% () and 29.4 3PT%.

Best recent game (12/7 vs SCU): 34 min | 11 pts | 7 REB | 2 STL | 37.5% 3PT

  • Yaya Keita (Oklahoma): He’s only played two games so far, and on 12/6 against UMKC, where he played just 2 minutes and had a foul. I’ll keep monitoring his progress.
  • Xavier Pinson (NM State): In 7 games, X is averaging 30.4mpg () and 13.4ppg (), to go with 3.6rpg (), 0.1 blocks (), 1.6 steals (), and 2.4 TO (). He’s shooting 42.5 FG% () and 35.7 3PT% ().

Best recent game (12/7 vs SCU): 38 min | 14 pts | 4 REB | 7 AST | 3 STL

  • Amari Davis (Wright State): In 9 games, Amari is averaging 26.6mpg () and 13.1ppg (), to go with 5rpg (), 1.9apg (=), and 1 steals (). He’s shooting 48.9 FG% ().

Best recent game (12/4 vs YSU): 34 min | 14 pts | 37.5 FG% | 5 REB | 4 AST

  • Anton Brookshire (Iona): In 7 games, Anton is averaging 8.9mpg () and 2.3ppg (), to go with 1.7rpg (), and 0.6apg (⇧). He’s shooting just 23.33 FG% () to go with a 18.8% 3PT ().

Best recent game (12/4 vs CAN): 12 min | 0 pts | 4 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL

  • Torrence Watson (Elon): In 9 games, Torrence is averaging 26.6mpg () and 9.9ppg (), to go with 4.8rpg (), and 1.7apg (). He’s shooting just 28.7 FG% () and 23.6% 3PT ().
  • Parker Braun (Santa Clara): In 10 games, PB has averaged 33.1mpg () and 7.6ppg () to go with 6.5rpg () and 2.9apg (). He’s got a 54.1 FG% () and 22.7 3PT% ().

Best recent game (12/7 vs NMSU): 36 min | 4 pts | 40% FG | 9 REB | 4 BLK | 1 STL

  • Jordan Wilmore (NW State): In 9 games, Big Jordan is averaging 9.8mpg () and 0.6ppg (), to go with 1.8rpg (), 0.8 blocks () and 0.4 steals (). He’s got a 25.0 FG% ().
  • LaDazhia Williams (LSU): In 7 games, LDW is averaging 19.6mpg () and 10ppg (), to go with 4.6rpg (=), 1 apg (), 1.6 steals () and 0.6 blocks (). She’s also got a 64.7 FG% () but only a 40.0 FT% (=).

Best recent game (12/4 vs Tulsa): 25 min | 8 pts | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 50 FG%

  • Kiya Dorroh (Col State): In 5 games, Kiya is averaging only 5mpg () and 3ppg (), to go with 1.5rpg (). She’s also got a 66.7 FG% (=).

Best recent game (12/6 vs Denver): 4 min | 4 pts | 2 REB | 66.7 FG%

  • Izzy Higginbottom (Ark St): In 7 games, Izzy is averaging 33.9mpg () and 15.9ppg (), to go with 4.9apg (), 3.4rpg (), 2.4 steals () and 0.3 blocks (). She’s shooting 40.6 FG% () and 26.2 3PT% (), to go with 2.6 TO () and 1.3 PF ().

[her stats haven’t changed, so maybe she’s hurt?]

  • Aijha Blackwell (Baylor): still out with a lower leg injury, hasn’t played since 11/15 vs SMU [sad face]

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