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Mizzou Links for Wednesday, February 16

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DISCLAIMER: Yes, dear readers, I am aware there was a basketball game on Tuesday night. I was there. And annoyed it didn’t start til 8. And annoyed I didn’t walk in my door til 10:45pm on Tuesday night, so I was not about to rewrite a whole links post to talk about that game. So, I’ll leave it to the professionals here at Rock M and in the local media. Kortay wrote a gamer, and Sam will have a Study Hall, of course.

Moving on to the good stuff!

Let’s talk about some ranked sports teams that are the best in the school, shall we?

First up! SWIM & DIVE! Day One of the SEC Championships is in the books!

No. 14/19 men’s & women’s teams are currently in 7th and 9th place, respectively. According to MUTigers.com, Coach Grevers said, “It’s great to be back at a combined SEC Championships. Mizzou set the tone early with our energy, and even though we had some tough breaks today, the Tigers stuck to their process. It was great to see our divers score today and we are excited to see what the Tigers do in the pool tomorrow.”

Notable results on the evening:

The women’s 200 medley relay of Meredith Rees,Kayla Jones, Sarah Thompson and Megan Keil took sixth place with a time of 1:36.63. The women’s 800 free relay finished in ninth.

The men’s 800 free relay of Jack Dubois, Jack Dahlgren, Danny Kovac and Freddie Rindshoej finished in sixth with a time of 6:18.74, the eighth fastest time in school history. The men’s 200 medley relay took seventh.

All four divers scored points, led by sophomore Takuto Endo with a 10th place finish in the 3-meter competition, just barely missing a spot in the finals.

Next up. GYMNASTICS! While the No. 11 ranked Tiger tumblers lost to Auburn on Friday evening, they still have some high rankings in all apparatuses.

Side note: the Auburn twitter bots are AWFUL. I first noticed it when MBB lost to No. 1 Auburn and the replies were all just terrible memes. I didn’t realize it also extended to Gymnastics.... WOW.

Next up. WRESTLING! After kicking some Arizona State ass on Sunday, they are now No. 9 in the NWCA Coaches poll. Also, Keegan O’Toole was named Big XII Wrestler of the Week for his performance.

And tonight is their biggest test yet, as they take on No. 5 Iowa State for BIG TWELVE DOMINANCE. Rock M wrestling guru James will have your preview today.

Next up. SOFTBALL! After a 3-2 weekend at the Northern Lights Invitational in Leesburg, FL (near Orlando), the No. 17 Missouri Tigers are back (still?) in FL, but this time south in Fort Myers to face Florida Gulf Coast. I’ll have your preview early this morning, of course, but here’s some cool notes from the weekend the Sports Information Director shared:

Brooke Wilmes moved from ninth to fifth on Mizzou’s all-time hits list during the weekend. She is currently 18 hits away from Emily Crane in fourth.She ranks among the Top Ten Tigers in all-time hits (fifth), runs (fifth), doubles (third) and RBI (tenth).

Jordan Weber is holding batter to a .067 (1-for-15) batting average with runners on base. Batters are 0-for-6 when runners are in scoring position against Weber.

Julia Crenshaw, Kara Daly, Gabi Deters, Vanessa Hollingsworth and Maddie Snider each saw their first action as Tigers over the weekend. Hollingsworth knocked a two-run single to right for her first career hit against Wisconsin.

On to the links! GO SPORTS!


Yesterday at Rock M


More Links:

Hoops

the quality is lacking, sorry
ESPN.com

Diamond Sports

And LHP Christan Wall shows off his glove!

Football

Other Mizzou Sports

  • I don’t recall if Josh shared this earlier this week or not, but this is absolutely great for Arianna Fischer.

In doubles play, Bronte Murgett and Gabriela Martinez snagged their second win of the season, winning 6-3. Ellie Wright and Romary Cardenas clinched the doubles point for Mizzou shortly after, winning 6-3.

Former Mizzou Players/Coaches in the Wild

  • I found Druuuu! But it’s not good news. After growing a bit frantic after not seeing his name come up anywhere recently, I looked at their G League site, and as of 2/1, it says: “Affiliate guard Dru Smith was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.” Well, damn. Heal up, Dru!
  • I also realized why I couldn’t find games on ESPN’s site for Tilly and the Lakeland Magic. They have been in Cairo, competing in the FIBA Intercontinental Cup! What a cool experience, and they took third place. This was the first win for a NBA G-League team in the competition. I can’t find any stats, but here’s a pic of Jeremiah doing cool stuff (it’s the second pic). NEXT UP: They’re off til Feb 24 until after the All-Star break.
  • Quin Snyder’s Utah Jazz took on the Rockets on Monday and won, 135-101. Jordan Clarkson played 26 minutes off the bench, and had 16 points on 5-10 shooting (3-5 from three), with 1 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 0TO, and 1 PF. He was +25 (team-high) on the night.

Friday’s W over the Magic, 114-99: 24 min (bench), 18 pts on 6-13 shooting (1-6 from three), 4 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 0 TO, 0 PF, +10

NEXT UP: The Jazz take on the Lakers tonight at 9pm on ESPN, then they’re off for the All-Star break.

  • Congrats, Nick Bolton!
  • Best wishes goes out to J’den Cox and his family. Sounds like his brother is really in need of some help.
  • This is cool. GP’s foundation continues to do great, great work for the community.

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