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D'Angelo Allen might see more minutes as Missouri searches for energy, faster starts

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Here are today's Mizzou Links.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Mizzou Tigers pennant Rematch tonight at 6pm

MUtigers.com: @MizzouHoops vs. Georgia Up Next at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday

The Trib: Missouri's Allen could be in line for more minutes

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."

Post-Dispatch: Early deficits doom Mizzou

"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."

Officially official
MUtigers.com: @MizzouHoops Announces Addition of Former Top 100 Recruit Barnett
The Trib: Missouri confirms Barnett's transfer from Texas
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou officially welcomes Jordan Barnett, former CBC star

Mizzou Tigers pennant A simply obnoxious amount of money

USA Today: Tax return shows SEC made $527.4 million in first year of CFP, SEC Network

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.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Hopefully the snow clears up by Friday

Wouldn't want bad weather/roads to impact players getting in and out of town...

PowerMizzou: FOOTBALL RECRUITING - RECRUITING Q&A: 1/19

Some new names are emerging, as expected. Here are a couple:

Justin Crawford
ESPN.com: Early Offer: SEC, Big 12 schools pushing for RB Justin Crawford
Rivals.com: JUCO RB Crawford talks visits

Kobe Jones
PowerMizzou: MIZZOU GETTING MID-WEEK VISIT

Post-Dispatch: Odom shifts Mizzou's target back on Texas

Influences far and wide
The Trib (David Morrison): Mapping Out MU's New Coaching Staff

Mizzou Tigers pennant Rolling in weekly awards

Sophie (again)
MUtigers.com: Cunningham Earns Fourth SEC Freshman of the Week Honor

Gymnastics
MUtigers.com: Britney Ward Named SEC Specialist of the Week

Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Schwingenschlogl, Thomas Earn SEC Weekly Honors