Rematch tonight at 6pm
Energy is the one thing Anderson has been able to count on from Allen, a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Dallas. [...]
Allen, who averages 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds, was not made available for interviews before practice Monday, but his game-day performances the past two weekends could warrant more playing time after sitting out.
He scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting and snared four rebounds in 12 minutes against Auburn. He finished the South Carolina game with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting and a team-high-tying six rebounds.
"He’s given reason that he should play," Anderson said. "So I would anticipate him playing on Wednesday, and he may play more than he has been lately."
"We have to quit spotting teams 10 points and then trying to catch up," Tigers coach Kim Anderson said this week.
Yes, that would be a sound strategy going forward.
In seven of Mizzou’s nine losses, Anderson’s team trailed by 13 points or more in the first half. In five of those defeats, the Tigers (8-9, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) almost immediately trailed by a sizable margin before scoring in double figures. Northwestern led Mizzou 28-9 in November. Last month, Arizona jumped to a 15-4 lead. In MU’s conference opener Georgia surged ahead 10-0 in the opening minutes. The Tigers haven’t been immune to quick deficits at home: Arkansas charged out of the Mizzou Arena locker room last week and led 16-4 after just six minutes of action.
What causes the sluggish starts?
"I wish I had the answer," Anderson said. "I know I’m getting paid to have the answer. We’ve tried a lot of different things. The way you warm up to what you eat to even scripting plays. … When we get out there, sometimes the other team takes something away and we have to adjust. That just comes with playing."
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A simply obnoxious amount of money
SEC had $527.4 million in total revenue for a fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2015. That was the first fiscal year in which the conference began receiving money from the formation of the SEC Network and from the new College Football Playoff.
The total revenue figure is more than 60% greater than the SEC reported for a fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2014.
The conference announced last spring that it would be distributing about $455.8 million to its 14 member schools — or about $31.2 million per school.
In its fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2009, the SEC reported total revenue of just under $150 million.
As another comparison to the SEC’s new revenue total, it is more than half of the $906 million that the NCAA reported on its most recently available tax return — which covered a fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2014.
Hopefully the snow clears up by Friday
Wouldn't want bad weather/roads to impact players getting in and out of town...
Some new names are emerging, as expected. Here are a couple:
4* 6'4 265lb DT from Starkville, Mississippi: Kobe Jones https://t.co/6SATZTqZed— Oscar Gambler (@oscargambler) December 31, 2015
Influences far and wide
The Trib (David Morrison): Mapping Out MU's New Coaching Staff
Rolling in weekly awards
Swimming & Diving
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