Wednesday was a good day to be a Missouri Tiger, with the Mizzou Softball and Wrestling programs both delivering huge wins against ranked opponents.
Bouncing back from a 4-0 loss to Louisville on Sunday, Mizzou improved to 4-2 on the young season with an 11-8 win over D1Softball’s No. 19 UCF for the Tigers’ second win over a ranked team.
Good Knight, Orlando.#OwnIt #MIZ pic.twitter.com/EbU5mmyUEa— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) February 16, 2023
GREAT work by Karen Steger with her updates all throughout the night. ICMYI, follow her thread:
Jada Cody hits a solo shot to CF off Specs to make it 1-0. An additional baserunner is erased after a DP.— Karen S (@karensteger) February 15, 2023
After 1: MIZ 0 | UCF 1 https://t.co/CXyXlPE2sZ
The Tigers will be back in action on Friday morning at the Panther Invitational starting against Butler with the first pitch at 9 AM CST in Miami.
And 10th ranked Mizzou Wrestling upset No. 3 Iowa State by the score of 23-12 at the Hearnes Center on Senior Night. Tiger Style finished the regular season with an 8-3 overall record (7-1 Big 12), going an undefeated 5-0 at home.
Going out in style #MIZ #TigerStyle pic.twitter.com/hVeUpDCVFT— Mizzou Wrestling (@MizzouWrestling) February 16, 2023
BIG shoutout to James Hackney and Matthew Smith for their coverage on this match throughout the night.
Didn’t catch the pin but don’t think I’ve ever heard the Hearnes erupt like this after Surtin’s pin. pic.twitter.com/6RZNiZoh1b— James Hackney, SPT (@FFJames94) February 16, 2023
Allan Hart with a dominant 7-1 decision! pic.twitter.com/DV5MHsJqg0— James Hackney, SPT (@FFJames94) February 16, 2023
Up next for Mizzou is the Big 12 Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma March 4th-5th. The NCAA Championships are also in Tulsa March 16th-18th.
Also, in SEC hoops action on Wednesday night, No. 10 Tennessee beat No. 1 Alabama 68-59— making Missouri’s win over the Vols much more impressive than it already was. However, it makes Mizzou’s pursuit of a double bye in the SEC Tournament more challenging as the Tigers are still two games back of Tennessee and one game back of Auburn with tiebreakers included. Mizzou is currently in a three-way tie for sixth place in the SEC with Vanderbilt and Florida at a 7-6 league record.
Texas A&M beating Arkansas 62-56 is important because the Aggies were No. 35 in the NET rankings and that could end up being a Quad 1 opportunity for Mizzou at home on Saturday. RALLY FOR RHYAN.
For more basketball coverage, check out the latest edition of “Tiger Talk” at Shiloh Bar featuring assistant coach Dickey Nutt, players DeAndre Gholston and Sean East, plus former Tiger great Clarence Gilbert.
Onto the links! M-I-Z!
#MIZ @_nickbolton2— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 15, 2023
Yesterday at Rock M
- SOFTBALL PREVIEW plus updates from Karen Steger: Mizzou’s Florida trip continues with UCF
- From Brandon Kiley: Should Mizzou go for it more often on fourth down?
- NCAA Wrestling from Matthew Smith: Mizzou vs Iowa State Preview and Live Blog
- NCAA Wrestling from Matthew Smith: Mizzou vs Iowa State Recap
- From Dave Matter: Mizzou basketball’s clunker at Auburn came undone with dismal first half
- From our Parker Gillam: Tigers look to regain their identity and make late-season push
- From Zachary Bott: MU swimmer Patton reaches podium at the SEC Championships
- From Ethan Burke: Missouri baseball aims for turnaround in 2023
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- From Chris Kwiecinski: No. 10 Mizzou wrestling upsets No. 3 Iowa State handily
- On MUTigers.com, Women’s Basketball Set for Home Clash With Mississippi State
- From Mizzou Volleyball: Six players were named to the 2022 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll. Read more on MUTigers.com.
- .— Mizzou Volleyball (@MizzouVB) February 15, 2023
6⃣ Tigers were named to the 2022 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom this past season!!
: https://t.co/R4UiM8xUW9#MIZ pic.twitter.com/fipzfCDlAP
- According to Max Chadwick of PFF College, Ty’ron Hopper is a Top 10 returning linebacker in all of College Football for 2023
Top 10 returning Linebackers for the 2023 season, via @Chad_Maxwick pic.twitter.com/cT90ED0xiU— PFF College (@PFF_College) February 15, 2023
- From D1Baseball’s SEC Extra, Joe Healy and Mark Etheridge preview the Mizzou Baseball season on the Highway To Hoover Podcast
: On this episode of the Highway To Hoover podcast, join Joe Healy and Mark Etheridge as they preview the @MizzouBaseball Tigers before the 2023 College Baseball Season!— SEC Extra On D1Baseball.com (@D1SECExtra) February 16, 2023
( SEC Extra)https://t.co/HQBE6Zylp1
- A good night for Mizzou Senior Swimmer Ben Patton at the SEC Championships
All in a days work— Mizzou Swim & Dive (@MizzouSwimDive) February 16, 2023
Ben finished 3rd in the 200 IM with a time of 1:42.98. #ZOUStyle x #MIZ pic.twitter.com/cJDuXHZblz
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