While the Missouri Tigers are comfortably in the NCAA Tournament picture right now, they still have some work to do to really be considered a “lock”. Though, all that pretty much takes the rest of the way is avoiding the “bad” losses on the resume.
That’s honestly why I hate games like these. A win doesn’t do much — and a loss really, really hurts the resume.
However, Missouri took care of business and did what they needed to do — kick LSU while they were down.
With an 87-77 win over LSU, the Tigers improved to 17-5 (5-4 SEC) on the season, taking one step closer to clinching an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. It’s also Mizzou’s first win over LSU since 2015, snapping an eight-game losing streak.
The real came to play tonight!#MIZ pic.twitter.com/rFse8n4wUD— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) February 2, 2023
LSU never led in the game.
Continuing his first-team All-SEC campaign, Kobe Brown led the team with 26 points, and perhaps putting his name into legitimate SEC Player of the Year consideration?
Can't say enough about Kobe Brown tonight. Going head to head with KJ Williams, he's making plays all over the floor. Just grabbed the ball on LSU's fast-break to force a jump ball. He's got 26 points on just 11 shots, 7 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals, 0 turnovers in 34 minutes.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) February 2, 2023
Mizzou pretty much stayed put at 51st on KenPom and 36th on Bart Torvik. But at this point, who cares? Just win, baby!
And from the Mizzou Basketball game notes, 43 three-pointers made over the last three games is a program record and the Tigers set a season-high with 26 assists on the night.
Some reactions to the win:
Missouri is just a wildly entertaining basketball team.— Blake Lovell (@theblakelovell) February 2, 2023
Missouri just went 43 of 87 (49.4%) from 3-point land in its past three games:— Blake Lovell (@theblakelovell) February 2, 2023
✅ 16 of 30 vs. Ole Miss
✅ 14 of 30 vs. Iowa State
✅ 13 of 27 vs. LSU
What an amazing turnaround for @MizzouHoops. From Kobe Brown's emergence as a superstar, to the frantic offensive pace to Mr. Brightside...it's a party in CoMo we haven't seen in a long time.— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) February 2, 2023
Plus, some highlights:
Here's a taste of the first half for #Mizzou against LSU.— Corey Miller (@corey_miller5) February 2, 2023
Kobe Brown doing Kobe Brown things.
Isiaih Mosely starting to really let loose.
Mizzou splashing them from three all over the place. pic.twitter.com/zDm5hqqsUG
The guy in the back after the dunk is every Mizzou fans mood right now.. Hodge ➡️ Mosley nasty slam— Chanel Porter (@ChanelABC17news) February 2, 2023
Possible play of the second half pic.twitter.com/P0H2bYgk7E
Another possible play of the second half.. Kobe Brown steal D'Moi Hodge dunk pic.twitter.com/k1pkMAOTvQ— Chanel Porter (@ChanelABC17news) February 2, 2023
@Isiaihletrellm1 ♂️#MIZ pic.twitter.com/2aSiIeatls— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) February 2, 2023
Up next for Mizzou is a “Quad 1” opportunity at Mississippi State on Saturday with a 5:00 p.m. CST tip-off on SEC Network.
Stay tuned for more coverage later with Sam Snelling’s Study Hall and Brandon’s sidebar.
Other SEC Basketball scores on Wednesday night:
- No. 25 Auburn 94, Georgia 73
- Florida 67, No. 2 Tennessee 54
Onto the links. M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Forward Motion from Matthew Harris: How Mohammed Diarra tries to fill a need in the post
- Recruiting Reset from Brandon Kiley: Missouri solidifies its secondary with addition of Sidney Williams
- 2022 Position Postmortem from Nate Edwards: Tight Ends
- Mizzou Hoops Preview from Brandon Haynes: LSU hopes to ambush a fellow Tiger in Columbia (plus the game thread)
- Gamer from Parker Gillam: Missouri MBB adds insult to injury, thumps LSU 87-77
- From Dave Matter: Former Mizzou football career rushing leader Brock Olivo returning to join Tigers staff
- Mizzou basketball vs LSU from Dave Matter: Numbers to know for Wednesday’s visit from reeling Tigers
- Game story from Dave Matter: Mizzou basketball stays hot from deep, snaps losing skid to LSU
- From Rock M Nation’s own Parker Gilliam: From Mali to Manlleu to Missouri: Dembele carries her family’s culture wherever she goes
- Also from Gillam: MU women’s basketball locked in for February stretch run
- From Adam Ryerson: Wendel Camargo to join MU volleyball as recruiting coordinator
- Game story from Jack Knowlton: Brown’s 26 points, flaming hot 3-point shooting seal MU win over LSU
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Get your Kobe Brown merchandise at kobebrown.net! Our own Madame Editor designed one of the shirts!
Kobe Brown. pic.twitter.com/tSeto0eETp— Sammy Stava (@StavaonSTL) February 2, 2023
- On MUTigers.com, Sullivan Tabs Wendel Camargo Volleyball Recruiting Coordinator
- On MUTigers.com, Women’s Basketball Welcome’s Vanderbilt to Mizzou Arena Thursday
- Happy National Girls and Women in Sports day from all around Mizzou Athletics!
Celebrating women who elevate the game and inspire the next generation.— Mizzou Soccer (@MizzouSoccer) February 1, 2023
Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day❗️#MIZ #NGWSD2023 pic.twitter.com/0fPBWAcC7l
.@jocimoore from @MizzouGym calls her decision to attend Mizzou 'one of the best she has ever made!'#NGWSD2023 x #MIZ pic.twitter.com/sKpnQPIOa0— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) February 1, 2023
For @MizzouSoftball's @LaurinKrings, sports is the showcase to educate the younger generation.#NGWSD2023 x #MIZ pic.twitter.com/l4xKJwwtUn— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) February 1, 2023
THANK YOU to all of the women that are integral to our organization!— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 1, 2023
✅ 9 Full-Time Staff Members
✅ 34 Student Assistants
And the many more women in @MizzouAthletics that make our team greater! #NGWSD2023 x #MIZ pic.twitter.com/Y9kgTXv5Im
- Reserve your seats for the Mizzou Baseball season at Taylor Stadium now! College baseball starts two weeks from Friday!
Reserved seats at Taylor Stadium are on sale now for the 2023 season! Call 573-771-8624 to reserve your spot today.#C2E #MIZ pic.twitter.com/YrqvByT4kc— Mizzou Baseball (@MizzouBaseball) February 1, 2023
- Jon Hoke, a former Mizzou assistant has joined Matt Eberflus’ staff on the Chicago Bears
Former Mizzou assistant joins Eberflus’ staff ⬇️ https://t.co/r1pyVup6zH— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) February 1, 2023
- Silver Waves Media has named Mizzou’s Matt Cline on the 50 Next Up List.
Congratulations to Matt Cline of Missouri on being named to the 50 Next Up List.@mcline_20 https://t.co/IeuKyN1Ovv pic.twitter.com/EnQ8yU12Ee— Silver Waves Media (@SilverWaveMedia) February 1, 2023
- According to Rachel Galligan, former Mizzou star Sophie Cunningham is expected to re-sign with the Phoenix Mercury on a two-year deal.
Cunningham is expected to sign a two-year, guaranteed deal. @justwsports https://t.co/Yiaw2qFCVd— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) February 2, 2023
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