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Mizzou News for Friday,March 4

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SIGH.

Y’all... I’m nervous. After today’s loss (more on that in a sec), there are no games left for the committee to evaluate, and I’m worried they aren’t going to do the right intelligent thing and put the Tigers in the field. Charlie Creme’s latest projections (updated Monday, 3/1) still have Missouri as a 10-seed and one of the last four in (the top one, if that matters), despite beating then-top 15 ranked Florida on Sunday. I’d like to believe the committee will value that win more than Creme did. Please?!?

Anyway, so back to the game today, which is the reason reason why I’m anxious.

The Tigers giveth and the Tigers taketh away. What was a highly entertaining fourth quarter turned into ... well, not so much entertainment, as the Arkansas Razorbacks were able to dominate overtime and finish off the Tigers, 61-52 in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Neither team shot it well, and that is even an understatement. Mizzou was 29.9% from the field and 26.3% from three (they made 5-19) and Arkansas was 27.3 % from the field and 36.4% from three (they made 8-22). That’s... not great.

Maybe the Tigers were playing on borrowed time to begin with. On the broadcast, they mentioned the Tigers experiencing some travel delays, causing them to actually miss their assigned practice time at Bridgestone Arena. Meaning, their first time on the court in 24 hours was during pre-game. And, if we are to go by what Coach P said in the postgame, this also accounted for why Aijha Blackwell didn’t play much. From Lila Bromberg:

Lauren will, of course, get into the nitty-gritty in their takeaways, but from what I saw/heard as I was working (the second half, plus OT), Haley Troup had a helluva game, scoring 21 points (3 threes) and LaDazhia Williams (hopefully not playing her last game in a Tiger uniform), who had 14 points on 6-11 shooting to go with 13 rebounds. The Tigers needed it, as they got limited offensive production from the Splash Sisters, Hayley Frank (5 points on 2-8 shooting and 1-3 from three) and Lauren Hansen (5 points on 1-8 shooting and 1-3 from three), as well as Aijha Blackwell, (ALSO 5 points on 2-5 shooting and 0-2 from three) in her limited minutes.

Now.... to something happier!

THEY’RE HOME! And, if you’re able to leave work at a reasonable-ish/early hours, THE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL DIAMONDS WILL BE ROCKING.

At 4pm tomorrow — coincidentally when I get off work at my wonderful new job— softball takes on the University of St. Thomas at Mizzou Softball Stadium. And don’t forget to read my preview this morning.

And at 6pm, baseball takes the field against Tarleton State over at Taylor Stadium.

ON TO THE LINKS! GO TIGERS!

We’ve got Men’s Hoops, Wrestling, Softball, Baseball, and Gymnastics all on tap this weekend!


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Mizzou in the Pros

  • Quin Snyder and Jordan Clarkson’s beat the Rockets in OT on Wednesday, 132-127. In JC’s 25 minutes off the bench, he had 14 points on 5-10 shooting (2-7 from three) with 3 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 3 TO, and 1 PF. He was +8 on the night. NEXT UP: The Jazz takes on the Pelicans tonight at 7pm.
  • Hey Quin, congrats!!! Western Conference Coach of the Month!
  • Tilly and the Magic took on the Grand Rapids Gold on Wednesday and lost, 124-119. In his 26 minutes off the bench, JT had 8 points on 4-8 shooting, with 6 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 TO, and 3PF. He was -7 on the night.

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