Our No. 11 Mizzou Gymnastics Team is currently in Raleigh, NC for the 2022 NCAA Raleigh Regional Second Round, and y’all… they killed it. And because of this, they will advance to Saturday’s regional final [the Sweet 16], which starts at 4pm on ESPN+. If they finish in the top two there, they’ll move onto to the national championships. This is the first time Missouri has taken the no. 1 spot in a regional since 2010, and this was their second highest regional score in program history.
To get into the regional final, Mizzou had to knock out no. 6 LSU, Iowa, and NC State. Along with Iowa, other teams Missouri will be competing against on Saturday are no. 14 UCLA and no. 3 Michigan.
- Missouri: 197.150
- Iowa: 196.800
- LSU: 195.575
- NC State: 195.700
As for theatrics, there were plenty. LSU was leading going into the final rotation with a score of 147.795, with Mizzou in second (147.775) and Iowa in third (147.765), but the purple & gold Tigers had an unfortunate fall on beam, thus ending the purple & gold Tigers season for their five super-seniors and making it mathematically impossible to catch the Hawkeyes.
As a team, Missouri scored above 49.000 in each of its four routines. The Tigers’ performance on the beam set them apart from the rest of the pack, which included Schreiber’s score as well as Helen Hu’s score of 9.950.
INDIVIDUAL APPARATUS RESULTS
Rotation One: VAULT
- Sydney Schaffer: 9.750
- Hannah McCrary: 9.750
- Sienna Schreiber: 9.950
- Grace Anne Davis: 9.825
- Amari Celestine: 9.825
- Jocelyn Moore: 9.900
TOTAL: 49.150 / RUNNING: 49.150, second place
Rotation Two: BARS
- Amaya Marshall: 9.875
- Amari Celestine: 9.800
- Hollyn Patrick: 9.85
- Sienna Schreiber: 9.800
- Alisa Sheremeta: 9.800
- Helen Hu 9.850
TOTAL: 49.175 / RUNNING: 98.325
Rotation Three: BEAM
- Amaya Marshall: 9.85
- Hannah McCrary: 9.875
- Sydney Schaffer: 9.85
- Alisa Sheremeta: 9.250
- Helen Hu: 9.95
- Sienna Schreiber: 9.975
TOTAL: 49.450 (new regional program high) / RUNNING: 147.775, second place (.20 behind LSU, .10 ahead of Iowa) .
Rotation Four: FLOOR
- Sienna Schreiber: 9.85
- Sydney Schaffer: 9.85
- Alisa Sheremeta:. 9.875
- Hannah McCrary: 9.90
- Jocelyn Moore: 9.90
- Amari Celestine: not sure?
Our tumbling Tigers have had a great, great season thus far, and recorded its highest-ever SEC Championships score and finish with a 196.875 to place fourth at the 2022 Championships on March 19. The team’s previous highest finish was sixth, and their previous highest point title was 196.875. Additionally, both Sienna Schreiber and Jocelyn Moore were awarded WCGA All-American honors. Moore claimed first team honors on vault, while Schreiber claimed second team honors on beam and in the all-around. (MUTigers.com)
On to the links!
Black and Gold will be representing on Saturday!! https://t.co/rr0MuEiSTU— Mizzou Gymnastics (@MizzouGym) March 31, 2022
Yesterday at Rock M
- Aaron analyzed some film. Bubble screens!
- Sam told us to get used to the new CBB landscape as Trevon Brazile announced his transfer to Arkansas.
- Matthew Smith went thru Mizzou Wrestling’s best guys and attempted to pick a favorite in each weight class.
- PowerMizzou: Mitchell Forde wrote a great story about how Mizzou football gave back to Miss Vonda Cordes, who’s been a mainstay in the Tiger football program forever, it seems. This is a really, really great story. Read it!
- Love this story from The Athletic’s Dave Ubben: Giant drink cups, Mars colonies and Guy Fieri: How Eli Drinkwitz embraces Missouri to fuel the football program’s rebuild
- Well, this is lovely.
During his Spring Break, Mizzou quarterback Brady Cook (@qbcook12 ) spoke to his local St. Patrick elementary school and youth football program back in Wentzville.— Max Baker (@maxbaker_15) March 31, 2022
He surprised his cousins at their football practice, signed autographs for the kids and guest coached. pic.twitter.com/oBRiCl7Q1U
- This is a cool opportunity for Luther Burden.
excited to be apart of the May Day Parade this year!! pic.twitter.com/yb49z9M98e— luther (@lutherburden3) April 1, 2022
- Matter wrote about Gates’ pivotal “To-Do” list, including this nugget:
No matter who returns from this past season’s team, the Tigers have obvious needs on the perimeter. Mizzou shot just 28.1% from 3-point range, the worst in team history and 354th out of 358 Division I teams.
Otherwise, Gates will knock on all doors from one coast to another and beyond to collect talent. He’s already landed two transfers in Garden City Community College forward Mohamed Diarra and Milwaukee transfer guard DeAndre Gholston. At Cleveland State, Gates relied heavily on junior college recruiting. This past year’s CSU team featured eight players who arrived via junior colleges, from Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and one by way of South Sudan.
- Matter’s new chat at STLToday had a lot of hoops questions. [subscribers only]
- Hey, Coach! Also, big Leonard Hamilton fan here.
- Nice stat from one of the Matts:
Dennis Gates coached his final game with Cleveland State at Xavier. A 72-68 Musketeers victory in the opening round of the NIT.— Mizzou Basketball Analysis (@DataMizzou) April 1, 2022
Xavier went on to beat Florida, Vandy and aTm en route to the NIT title.
- I spy one Mizzou commit, Ashton Judd, on this list:
- According to the KC Star’s Gary Bedore, Blue Valley High’s Aidan Shaw [and hopefully Mizzou player] beat future KU player in finals of national slam dunk event. You love to see it.
- PowerMizzou is keeping up with its Transfer Tracker.
- Eric Williams, former Mizzou target, has entered the portal. Read Matt’s piece from 2019 about his last transfer!
- Couldn’t help but laugh at this….. I LOVE Frank Martin. Nomination for best quote ever
- Texas/Webster Groves star/one-time Mizzou target Courtney Ramey has also entered the portal.
So, if #Mizzou going to platoon 10 dudes, having a PG like Ramey, who is comfortable defensively and malleable on offense, would make a ton of sense. Question is whether he’d want to endure the start of a rebuild or try to start drawing professional checks.— Matt Harris (@MattJHarris85) March 31, 2022
- Akron’s Ali Ali
Akron transfer Ali Ali told @Stockrisers earlier this evening that he’s heard from Arkansas, Mizzou, USC, Northwestern, Loyola, Virginia, and SMU, since entering the portal.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) March 31, 2022
46% FG/40% Three. https://t.co/KIZGMJOHeI
- UPDATE: Anthony Kristensen’s transferportalmania graphic is live.
Good morning. We now have two screenshots.— Anthony Kristensen (@AMFKristensen) April 1, 2022
Here’s a list of players in the transfer portal I’ve seen linked with #Mizzou on this bird app. If I’m missing anyone or missed a commitment, please let me know. I counted 23 players but I’m tired so that could be wrong. pic.twitter.com/4fopyEAUg1
Other Mizzou Sports
- Mizzou Baseball AND Softball host South Carolina in three game sets this weekend. You can read the softball preview at MUTigers.com and the baseball preview here.
This is the 28th time Mizzou and South Carolina baseball are meeting. The Gamecocks lead the series 16-11. The Tigers have an 8-4 record at home against South Carolina, including a three-game sweep in their last trip to CoMo in 2019. The Tigers have won five straight home match ups against the Other Columbia team.
- Thanks to Rock M’s own Matthew Smith for sharing this… super cool
Mizzou in the NBA
Skipping this one right now... too busy, y’all
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