Being ranked in the Top 20 and projected comfortably in the NCAA Tournament field (for now) has Mizzou Basketball in otherwise a pretty good spot — but a bad week could quickly change that status.
Managing at least a split this week against Texas A&M and Florida should be considered a success, because as we all know — winning on the road in college basketball is just so difficult.
Sometimes, it’s just not your night — and it definitely wasn’t the Tigers’ night in College Station.
Since the start of the 18-19 season, in road SEC games played on a weeknight starting 7:00 cst or later, Mizzou is 1-15.— Order On The Court (@DataMizzou) January 12, 2023
The lone win was at Vanderbilt in 2020 just weeks before the world shut down.
Now THAT is a stat.
An 82-64 loss dropped the Tigers to 13-3 overall and 2-2 in SEC play. As it stands right now, the loss is in the Quadrant 2 territory on the NCAA Tournament resume as the Aggies came in at No. 83 in the NET rankings — so it would be helpful if that turns out to be just a “Quad 1” loss.
Texas A&M improved to 3-0 in SEC play with victories over Florida, LSU, and Missouri (who all have first-year head coaches).
After being down 18 at halftime, it was a valiant effort from the Tigers to come back and cut it to within four a couple of times — but that was as close as they could get it. Gates said he should have used a timeout during that stretch:
Dennis Gates says he should have called a timeout when Mizzou cut it to four in 2H to "reset our mentality" and get in more of a "preventative stance" on defense instead of playing so aggressive, which led to more fouls.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 12, 2023
Despite the loss, congrats to D’Moi Hodge on reaching 1,000 career points.
Onto Florida (a must-win game?), and onto the links.
Yesterday at Rock M
- 2022 Position Postmortem from Nate Edwards: Quarterbacks
- No. 20 Mizzou Hoops Preview From Brandon Haynes: Tigers travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M
- From Matthew Harris: How worrisome is Mizzou’s defense as it pushes toward March?
- PODCAST with Nate Edwards and Brandon Kiley: MIZZOU GOT ITS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
- Gamer from Parker Gillam: Missouri loses its shooting touch, falls short against Texas A&M 82-64
- From Dave Matter: Mizzou lands Australian punter Riley Williams via transfer portal
- Mizzou basketball at Texas A&M from Dave Matter: Numbers to know for Wednesday’s game in College Station
- Game story from Dave Matter: Texas A&M clobbers cold-shooting Mizzou Basketball
- From the staff: MU Softball’s Laird named to preseason top-100 list
- From Wendell Shephard Jr: MU’s Robledo enters portal, ex-Tiger Washington to join Western Kentucky staff
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- From Chris Kwiecinski: Where Mizzou football can target the transfer portal during January
- From Matt Stahl: Texas A&M blows out Mizzou basketball. What happened to the Tigers?
- HUGE news here surrounding college diamond sports. Volunteers will officially become full-time coaches beginning on July 1st. About time.
SOURCES: The @NCAA Division I Council has approved a measure to turn all volunteer positions in baseball and softball (and in all sports) into a full-time coaching position without recruiting constraints. Volunteers will officially become full-time coaches on July 1, 2023. pic.twitter.com/Zs5vJ6mfTn— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) January 11, 2023
- Welcome Morgan Cannon to the Mizzou Track and Field program!
Welcome to the family, Morgan! pic.twitter.com/EtNeJyJjL8— Mizzou Track & Field (@MizzouTFXC) January 11, 2023
- Highlights from a career night from Haley Troup
- Cool stuff from Mizzou Gymnastics:
- Engagement photos from Rock M Nation’s own James Hackney! Congrats to James. Looking good supporting Mizzou Wrestling!
Would you believe that it was her idea? https://t.co/gWMzi8pnIS— James Hackney, SPT (@FFJames94) January 11, 2023
- Parker Gillam weighs in on the importance of Notre Dame transfer Katlyn Gilbert
Katlyn Gilbert's last five games for Mizzou WBB:— Parker Gillam (@gillam_parker) January 11, 2023
4 PTS, 0 assists vs. Arky (L)
13 PTS, 4 assists vs. Bama (W)
14 PTS, 1 assist vs. Auburn (W)
7 PTS, 4 assists vs. UK (W)
0 PTS, 2 assists vs. Illinois (L)
Seems that Gilbert's play has a major impact on the team as a whole.
- From On3s Matt Zenitz: Former Missouri Tiger L’Damian Washington has landed at Western Kentucky to be their wide receivers coach.
Western Kentucky is expected to hire L'Damian Washington as wide receivers coach, sources tell @on3sports.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 11, 2023
Washington, a former standout Missouri wide receiver, was Oklahoma's interim wide receivers coach this season.https://t.co/gU5odZYeui
- Mizzou’s Joshua Manning and Max Whisner hanging out with Patrick Mahomes. No big deal.
- Mizzou WBB coach Robin Pingeton on the loss to Arkansas. The Tigers have a BIG one tonight at Mizzou Arena vs No. 5 LSU.
It's no secret that the shots we're falling for Mizzou against Arkansas, but Robin Pingeton said her group can't let that lead to defensive breakdowns.— Chanel Porter (@ChanelABC17news) January 11, 2023
"You've got to find a way to be able to maintain that defensive intensity no matter what happens on the offensive end" pic.twitter.com/89N2HhboSc
- More from Dennis Gates after the loss to Texas A&M:
Mizzou was outrebounded 42-25 tonight, but Dennis Gates says a big part of that is the lack of shots that fell for the Tigers— Chanel Porter (@ChanelABC17news) January 12, 2023
"What I look at is what's their offensive rebounds and what's ours. They had 10 and we had nine." pic.twitter.com/qzLfvg0xAx
- Congrats to Skylar Jones, Grace Slaughter, and Hannah Linthacum — Mizzou Women’s Basketball signees who have been named McDonald’s All-American nominees. The men’s signees also are nominees.
Mizzou men’s basketball has three four-star signees in the class of 2023, but Mizzou women’s basketball has three McDonald’s All-American nominees:— Chris Kwiecinski (@OchoK_) January 11, 2023
Really, really good recruiting class for Robin Pingeton. pic.twitter.com/0yu3BjUZZA
- From Max Olson: Details on new requirements to get a waiver on a second transfer:
- Congrats to Mizzou’s Isaiah McGuire, who announced that he has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine
- ($$) Mizzou Football comes in at No. 40 (74th on offense, 19th on defense) in ESPN Bill Connelly’s final SP+ rankings of the season
FINAL SP+ RANKINGS. Georgia basically ties 2020 Bama for the best recent national champ, while TCU falls to 8th.— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) January 11, 2023
The title game was so resounding that basically every SEC team rose and every Big 12 team fell. Good times.https://t.co/Xm2wDX5KCw
- From Tuesday night: Sam Snelling (who’s now on vacation out of the country) joined Brendan Wiese on The Big 550 KTRS to discuss the latest on Mizzou Basketball. Give it a listen!
#ICYMI last night on @KTRS550: @SamTSnelling from @RockMNation joined @bwiese16 to discuss all things centered around @MizzouHoops, who come in at No. 20 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. #Mizzou starts an all important road trip at Texas A&M tonight.— KTRS Sports (@BigSportsShow) January 11, 2023
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