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MBB Game Thread: Mizzou vs Florida

Aiming to stop a three game skid, the Tigers welcome Florida to Mizzou Arena

NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

In their last two home games, the Tigers have come up just short, but today they’ll be focused on finishing the job against a Florida team that’s had their fair share of ups and downs this year.

Second Half Notes

  • DaJuan Gordon with two big threes to start the half and Mizzou has their first lead.
  • Just like that Tyree Applebee gives the lead right back to the Gators.
  • This game feels like it could come down to the last shot much like many of Mizzou’s recent home games.
  • Florida hasn’t scored in 5:14 and in that time they’ve also committed 4 turnovers.
  • Just 2-6 from three this half, Florida can’t lean on that crutch like they did in the first half.
  • Mizzou needs to capitalize and put some separation between them and the Gators.
  • I swear that when Boogie Coleman chucks up a deep three at the end of the shot clock it goes in about 50% of the time.
  • 15-3 run for Mizzou. Exactly what they needed to do with Florida struggling.
  • Florida scoreless drought finally ends after 7:08.
  • Florida is just 3-15 this half. Mizzou’s defense has been swarming and has three blocks this half.
  • Mizzou is shooting 50% from the field, Florida is shooting just 37%.
  • The Tigers are letting the Gators get back in this one with fouls. Fouling the three point shooter and 8 committed fouls by Mizzou to just 2 by Florida aren’t what you wanna see.
  • Florida is 4-18 this half, but Mizzou is up just 4. A couple big shots could go a long way.
  • If Mizzou loses this with how poorly Florida has shot this would be the third straight home game that was winnable, and the Tigers couldn’t pull out.
  • Florida has scored 15 of their 27 points this half from the line, and they’ve attempted twice as many free throws as the Tigers. It’s odd that this keeps happening...
  • AMARI DAVIS LONG 2! A thing of beauty.
  • That was a careless foul by Gordon on the inbounds to Appleby. A second comes off, and they effectively get a free bucket to cut it back to 1.
  • Down 1, eight seconds left, what’s Cuonzo gonna draw up here.
  • Wow. Heartbreak.

First Half Notes

  • The fast tempo of this game doesn’t seem like something that Mizzou can sustain.
  • A couple early threes from Florida that were well defended are tough for Mizzou, but those won’t fall all night.
  • Boogie Coleman bringing the ball up just seems like it’s a little more stressful than it should be.
  • Florida definitely got away with a goaltending, and it seems like the refs haven’t given Mizzou many favorable calls in a while.
  • Florida just seems like they can’t miss from deep. 5-6 to start this game for the Gators.
  • Myeron Jones is 5-6 from three, and he’s just 29% from deep this year. We also are just 11 minutes into this game.
  • Very impressive the way Mizzou has hung around despite the strong shooting from Florida.
  • Approaching a 3 minute scoring drought for Mizzou.
  • Florida is just 1-5 from 2 and thy lead this game by 5 at the under 4.
  • Mizzou trailed by 8, but an 8-2 run to close the half was huge to keep them in the game before halftime.


The Details

Opponent: Gators (13-8)

Time: 2 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? No

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou +6

Where To Watch: SEC Network | WatchESPN

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Will Mizzou cover?
  2. Is this the game Kobe Brown regains his form?
  3. Over/Under 134.5?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?