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KcMizzou
11-09-2010, 07:14 PM
I've been wondering why we Mizzou fans don't have one of these.

KcMizzou
11-09-2010, 07:16 PM
Rivals Coaching rankings.

He won a national title last season and has his team atop the rankings to open this season.

So it should come as no surprise that Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is the No. 1 coach in the preseason edition of the Rivals.com College Basketball Power Rankings, which measure the nation's top performers at each position.

Duke went 35-5 last season and won its fourth national title under Krzyzewski. He also led the Blue Devils to championships in 1991, '92 and '01.

Krzyzewski is 868-279 in 35 seasons and heads into the 2010-11 season needing 35 wins to become the winningest basketball coach in Division I history.

The power rankings consider career achievements as well as recent performances. The top five coaches on our list all have won national championships.

Here are the top 25 coaches entering the season.


Duke's Mike Krzyzewski may have done his best coaching job last season.
1. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke: Krzyzewski did some of the finest work of his career last season while winning his fourth national title with a team that probably wasn't one of the three or four most-talented in the country. He should become the winningest coach in Division I history late this season or early next season.

2. Tom Izzo, Michigan State: Izzo has one national title and six Final Four appearances to his credit. He managed to get back to the Final Four last season even after star PG Kalin Lucas was hurt in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

3. Roy Williams, North Carolina: Williams is coming off a disappointing season, but he still has led the Tar Heels to two national titles. He has reached the Final Four seven times with Kansas and North Carolina.

4. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse: Boeheim posted his NCAA-record 32nd 20-win season last season while leading Syracuse to a 30-5 record and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. He has 829 career wins to rank second among all active Division I coaches.

5. Bill Self, Kansas: Self has won one national title and six consecutive Big 12 regular-season championships at Kansas. He's one of four coaches in Division I history to take three schools (Tulsa, Illinois and Kansas) to a regional final.

6. Bob Huggins, West Virginia: Huggins won a regional final with West Virginia last season to make his first Final Four appearance since he was at Cincinnati in 1992. He has won 670 games at five schools (Walsh, Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas State and West Virginia).

7. John Calipari, Kentucky: This master recruiter has shown he's a premier tutor of point guards. The past two NBA Rookies of the Year (Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans) played for Calipari in Memphis. His most recent point guard, John Wall, was the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft.

8. Jim Calhoun, Connecticut: Although he's coming off an extremely disappointing season, Calhoun has as good a track record as just about anyone in the game. Calhoun has 823 career wins, two national titles and a third Final Four appearance.


Louisville's Rick Pitino is the only coach to lead three schools to the Final Four.
9. Rick Pitino, Louisville: Pitino remains the only coach in history to lead three schools (Providence, Kentucky and Louisville) to the Final Four. Louisville made back-to-back regional final appearances in 2008 and '09 before losing in the first round of last season's NCAA tournament.

10. Thad Matta, Ohio State: Matta has won at least 20 games in each of his 10 seasons as a coach. He is 156-54 in six seasons at Ohio State and reached the NCAA championship game in 2007.

11. Gary Williams, Maryland: The winningest coach in Maryland history won a share of the ACC regular-season title last season. Williams won a national title at Maryland in 2002 and also reached the Final Four in 2001.

12. Billy Donovan, Florida: Donovan hasn't won an NCAA tournament game in the past three seasons, but he led the Gators to back-to-back national titles in 2006 and '07 and also reached the Final Four in 2000. He has a team equipped to go on a long NCAA tournament run this season.

13. Brad Stevens, Butler: He didn't exactly capitalize on a favorable draw while leading Butler to the NCAA title game last season. The Bulldogs won consecutive games against Syracuse, Kansas State and Michigan State before falling to Duke.

14. Mike Anderson, Missouri: His fast tempo is particularly effective in March, when he faces opponents unaccustomed to that pace. Missouri advanced to a regional final in 2009 and pulled a first-round upset in last season's NCAA tournament.

15. Jay Wright, Villanova: Wright has produced six consecutive 20-win seasons at Villanova, including a Final Four appearance in 2009. The Wildcats have gone 69-33 in Big East play during that six-year stretch.

16. Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh: Dixon's 188 career wins has tied an all-time NCAA Division I record for the most by any coach in his first seven seasons. His .696 winning percentage in Big East games is the best in conference history.


Mark Few has led Gonzaga to 10 straight West Coast Conference titles.
17. Mark Few, Gonzaga: Few has led Gonzaga to 10 consecutive West Coast Conference regular-season titles. The return of four starters could help Few lead Gonzaga to a second Sweet 16 appearance in three seasons.

18. Matt Painter, Purdue: Painter helped Purdue reach the Sweet 16 last season even after an injury to star forward Robbie Hummel. His 112-56 mark in his five-season tenure at Purdue suggests he can make sure the Boilers overcome an injury to Hummel once again this season.

19. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin: Ryan's .764 career winning percentage ranks behind only North Carolina's Roy Williams among active coaches with at least 600 wins. His .713 career winning percentage in Big Ten games is the best in league history.

20. Tubby Smith, Minnesota: Three years into his Minnesota tenure, Smith has led the Gophers to back-to-back NCAA tournament berths. Minnesota won just nine games the season before his arrival. Smith has won 450 career games and led Kentucky to a national title in 1998.

21. Ben Howland, UCLA: Howland would have ranked much higher on this list if UCLA hadn't finished below .500 last season. Howland led UCLA to three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006-08.

22. Mike Montgomery, California: Montgomery led California to its first Pac-10 title in a half-century last season. He owns a 593-266 career record and has been named Pac-10 coach of the year four times.

23. Scott Drew, Baylor: Drew took over a program that was in shambles and gradually has built Baylor into a winner. He has led Baylor to three consecutive 20-win seasons, including a regional final appearance last season.

24. Frank Martin, Kansas State: We use these rankings to reward recent performances as well as career achievements, so we can't overlook how Martin led the Wildcats to a regional final appearance. Kansas State got plenty of criticism for hiring Martin. Nobody's complaining anymore.

25. Sean Miller, Arizona: Miller is 136-62 in six seasons as a coach. He sent Xavier to four consecutive NCAA tournaments before moving to Arizona before last season. Arizona went 16-15 last season, but Miller earned plenty of praise for the Wildcats' steady improvement.

http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1149114

Pablo
11-09-2010, 07:19 PM
Frank Martin deserves a bit more credit than that; but I anticipate he'll get it back ten-fold after this year.

KcMizzou
11-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Frank Martin deserves a bit more credit than that; but I anticipate he'll get it back ten-fold after this year.I figured he'd rank a lot higher. (Certainly ahead of Drew)

Que Card QB
11-09-2010, 07:25 PM
KU fan here. Very nice find. That's awesome. Anderson, Drew and Martin are kick ass and deserve that top 25 credit.

CoMoChief
11-09-2010, 07:30 PM
I've been wondering why we Mizzou fans don't have one of these.

Because no one in their right mind gives a flying shit about MU basketball.

Spott
11-09-2010, 07:33 PM
Because no one in their right mind gives a flying shit about MU basketball.

Yet for some reason you post on every single thread that has anything to do with MU basketball.

CoMoChief
11-09-2010, 07:36 PM
Yet for some reason you post on every single thread that has anything to do with MU basketball.

I love this board. what can i say?

Priest31kc
11-09-2010, 08:56 PM
Good job KcMizzou, I was wondering the same thing and was tempted to start one of these myself.

BWillie
11-09-2010, 09:06 PM
I've been wondering why we Mizzou fans don't have one of these.

Don't worry, your fans calling Missouri a "football school" will soon claim it is a "basketball school".

KcMizzou
11-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Don't worry, your fans calling Missouri a "football school" will soon claim it is a "basketball school".Meh, we'll enjoy both. And I'm not worried.

luv
11-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Don't worry, your fans calling Missouri a "football school" will soon claim it is a "basketball school".

We will? Why would we do that?

Chocolate Hog
11-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Well I guess the football teams season is pretty much over :)

Bugeater
11-09-2010, 09:10 PM
Rivals Coaching rankings.



http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1149114
WHERE THE FUCK IS DOC SADLER? :cuss:

luv
11-09-2010, 09:10 PM
Well I guess the football teams season is pretty much over :)

Why don't you run along and make a Husker Basketball Repository Thread?

ROFL

Chocolate Hog
11-09-2010, 09:14 PM
Why don't you run along and make a Husker Basketball Repository Thread?

ROFL

The shitty Nebraska team has beat Mizzou atleast once the past few years.

BWillie
11-09-2010, 09:15 PM
The shitty Nebraska team has beat Mizzou atleast once the past few years.

I bet you can't name two Nebraska basketball players unless you are using google. Notta chance.

Bugeater
11-09-2010, 09:15 PM
The shitty Nebraska team has beat Mizzou atleast once the past few years.
If I'm not mistaken, it was the last time the two teams played.

luv
11-09-2010, 09:16 PM
The shitty Nebraska team has beat Mizzou atleast once the past few years.

And our "shitty" football team has whipped our asses in recent years. Your point?

Chocolate Hog
11-09-2010, 09:19 PM
I bet you can't name two Nebraska basketball players unless you are using google. Notta chance.

I watch all the Husker games that are televised here nice try. This is also hilarious coming from a guy who cheers for Iowa in football and KU in basketball. I'm gonna guess your favorite baseball team is the Yankees?

Chocolate Hog
11-09-2010, 09:22 PM
And our "shitty" football team has whipped our asses in recent years. Your point?

Congrats on beating them a few times during the worst years in Nebraska history. The fact of the matter is you were trying to talk smack and failed misserably what happend the last time Mizzou played Nebraska in basketball?

Chocolate Hog
11-09-2010, 09:22 PM
Anyway goodluck to the Tigers this year in basketball please win the fucking thing so the KU "fans" will move another to another sport.

BWillie
11-09-2010, 09:25 PM
I watch all the Husker games that are televised here nice try. This is also hilarious coming from a guy who cheers for Iowa in football and KU in basketball. I'm gonna guess your favorite baseball team is the Yankees?

Why do you like Nebraska? Don't you live in Kansas City? I'm not going to go over my story for the 100th time, it makes more sense than why most of you like your teams. Go Royals.

luv
11-09-2010, 09:30 PM
Congrats on beating them a few times during the worst years in Nebraska history. The fact of the matter is you were trying to talk smack and failed misserably what happend the last time Mizzou played Nebraska in basketball?

I failed miserably, huh? Would you have even known the answer to your own question had Bugeater not mentioned it?

Chocolate Hog
11-09-2010, 10:20 PM
I failed miserably, huh? Would you have even known the answer to your own question had Bugeater not mentioned it?

You musta missed the part wher eI said I watch every game thats televised here. Anyway enjoy your glory days of beating Nebraska in football #deadandgone

jbwm89
11-09-2010, 10:22 PM
Congrats on beating them a few times during the worst years in Nebraska history. The fact of the matter is you were trying to talk smack and failed misserably what happend the last time Mizzou played Nebraska in basketball?

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while....

KChiefs1
11-09-2010, 10:25 PM
Tony Mitchell?

Chocolate Hog
11-09-2010, 10:27 PM
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while....

In basketball yea. You guys are going to be really good because the style is tough to prepare for and now you got grade A talent. Hopefully it's between Mizzou and K-state for the Big XII title.

jbwm89
11-09-2010, 11:38 PM
In basketball yea. You guys are going to be really good because the style is tough to prepare for and now you got grade A talent. Hopefully it's between Mizzou and K-state for the Big XII title.

Agreed man. I am still butthurt from last weekends mizzou/chiefs absolute failure

jbwm89
11-09-2010, 11:39 PM
Basketball season couldn't come any sooner.

Demonpenz
11-10-2010, 12:35 AM
MIZZOU IS GOING TO THROW A BALL THROUGH A HOPE SHAPED IRON DEALIE OVER AND OVER ON YOU KANSAS

WilliamTheIrish
11-10-2010, 06:17 AM
I love this board. what can i say?

The proper question would be: What can you not say? (That isn't proven to be the total opposite of reality. )

Saulbadguy
11-10-2010, 06:52 AM
The shitty Nebraska team has beat Mizzou atleast once the past few years.

huskerhoopscentral.com - one of my favorite bbs's

duncan_idaho
11-10-2010, 06:57 AM
The last time Missouri and Nebraska played, Nebraska had it's best shooting day of the season from 3-point range, and Missouri cam in overlooking a team it had easily handled twice already that season. Congrats.

As for Sadler, he'd be a top 25 coach if recruiting wasn't part of the equation. He's a good defensive coach who gets his team to play hard. He just can't get much talent to Lincoln. But what do you expect when recruiting to a school that has never won an NCAA tourney game?

duncan_idaho
11-10-2010, 07:10 AM
As for the Tigers ...

I have high hopes/expectations. This should be the deepest and most talented team Anderson has had in Columbia, even without Tony Mitchell.

I think Phil Pressey is going to be a really nice addition, and like the quickness and penetration ability coming from the PG position with Dixon and PP handling the spot.

Ratliffe looks like a perfect fit at the 5, and has the potential to add a dimension that was not present last year. Looking forward to he and Bowers teaming up inside.

The key for me is going to be how good defensively Marcus Denmon, Dixon and Matt Pressey can be - if denmon and M Pressey can't play at a high level defensively, big guards might give this Missouri squad issues.

kepp
11-10-2010, 07:16 AM
I watch all the Husker games that are televised here nice try.

I think that takes us back to the original premise.

kepp
11-10-2010, 07:18 AM
MIZZOU IS GOING TO THROW A BALL THROUGH A HOPE SHAPED IRON DEALIE OVER AND OVER ON YOU KANSAS

That's quality smack right there.

KcMizzou
11-12-2010, 04:42 PM
Tigers play Arkansas Fort smith tonight on Metro Sports. 7pm

Just a heads up.

Fritz88
11-12-2010, 04:51 PM
Frank Martin deserves a bit more credit than that; but I anticipate he'll get it back ten-fold after this year.

This.

Fritz88
11-12-2010, 04:52 PM
huskerhoopscentral.com - one of my favorite bbs's

ROFLROFLROFLROFL

Spott
11-12-2010, 04:59 PM
The shitty Nebraska team has beat Mizzou atleast once the past few years.

They should hang a banner for that.

Saul Good
11-12-2010, 06:03 PM
Don't worry, your fans calling Missouri a "football school" will soon claim it is a "basketball school".

I won't worry. You'll be cheering for whatever team is winning.

KcMizzou
11-12-2010, 06:17 PM
Game's on now. Metro Sports.

CoMoChief
11-12-2010, 06:27 PM
This thread is fucking gayer than AIDS

KcMizzou
11-12-2010, 06:51 PM
This thread is ****ing gayer than AIDSYOU are gayer than AIDS. And you smell funny. GTFO

CoMoChief
11-12-2010, 06:53 PM
YOU are gayer than AIDS. And you smell funny. GTFO

Oh yeah? wanna fight about it? You wanna knuckle sandwich?

Stanley Nickels
11-12-2010, 07:12 PM
This thread is ****ing gayer than AIDS

You're gayer than a Shakeweight commercial

KcMizzou
11-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Bit of a choppy start, but Mizzou seems to be taking over. 59-35

KcMizzou
11-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Bowers looks really good.

CoMoChief
11-12-2010, 07:28 PM
You're gayer than a Shakeweight commercial

ROFL

wow, that is pretty gay

Fritz88
11-12-2010, 07:28 PM
Bowers looks really good.

So does yo Mama.

CoMoChief
11-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Hey how is all-world Steve Moore doing?

KcMizzou
11-12-2010, 07:42 PM
Hey how is all-world Steve Moore doing?Eh, ok.

(Who called friggin' Steve Moore "All World"?)

83-52 Mizzou

Dixon having a great game.

CoMoChief
11-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Eh, ok.

(Who called friggin' Steve Moore "All World"?)

83-52 Mizzou

Dixon having a great game.

I call him that....hes an allworld piece of shit bball player.

KChiefs1
11-12-2010, 10:11 PM
WTF????

Ricardo Ratliffe disappeared in this game.

CoMoChief
11-12-2010, 10:14 PM
WTF????

Ricardo Ratliffe disappeared in this game.

probably because he blows..Kevin Young style

KChiefs1
11-14-2010, 09:36 AM
I saw a projection of MU's record this year & they had them going 27-6.

Pablo
11-14-2010, 09:37 AM
I saw a projection of MU's record this year & they had them going 27-6.Well, we all know where two of those losses are coming from.

:D

CoMoChief
11-14-2010, 09:42 AM
Well, we all know where two of those losses are coming from.

:D

LMAO

Spott
11-14-2010, 12:08 PM
This thread is fucking gayer than AIDS

And you still keep posting on it more than anyone on this board.

teedubya
11-14-2010, 12:31 PM
You all have a basketball game right now, i saw.

KcMizzou
11-14-2010, 12:35 PM
You all have a basketball game right now, i saw.That's a replay of Friday night's game.

KChiefs1
11-14-2010, 01:29 PM
Here are my projections:
BOLD - Win
Italics - Loss


<TABLE id=schedtable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR id=1286680 class=event-listing title=2010,10,18,20,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>11/18/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Western Illinois </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>7:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1286681 class=event-listing title=2010,10,20,16,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>11/20/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. North Florida </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>3:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1303348 class=event-listing title=2010,10,23,19,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>11/23/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Wyoming</TD><TD class=row-text>Cancun, Mexico</TD><TD class=row-text>6:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><!-- <tr><td colspan=4 width="100%">http://graphics.fansonly.com/graphics/spacer.gif
</td></tr> --><TR bgColor=#000000><TD class=tournament-heading colSpan=4 align=middle>2010 Cancun Challenge</TD></TR><TR id=1286684 class=event-listing title=2010,10,24,23,59,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>11/24/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Providence / La Salle </TD><TD class=row-text>Playa del Carmen, Mexico</TD><TD class=row-text>6:00 PM / 8:30 PM CT</TD></TR><TR><TD width="100%" colSpan=4>http://graphics.fansonly.com/graphics/spacer.gif


</TD></TR><TR id=1286690 class=event-listing title=2010,10,28,16,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>11/28/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Arkansas - Pine Bluff </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>3:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1286701 class=event-listing title=2010,10,30,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>11/30/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Georgetown </TD><TD class=row-text>Kansas City, Mo.</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><!-- <tr><td colspan=4 width="100%">http://graphics.fansonly.com/graphics/spacer.gif
</td></tr> --><TR bgColor=#000000><TD class=tournament-heading colSpan=4 align=middle>Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series</TD></TR><TR id=1286700 class=event-listing title=2010,11,02,23,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>12/02/10</TD><TD class=row-text>at Oregon </TD><TD class=row-text>Eugene, Ore.</TD><TD class=row-text>10:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR><TD width="100%" colSpan=4>http://graphics.fansonly.com/graphics/spacer.gif


</TD></TR><TR id=1286692 class=event-listing title=2010,11,08,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>12/08/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Vanderbilt </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1286693 class=event-listing title=2010,11,11,17,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>12/11/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Presbyterian </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>4:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1286695 class=event-listing title=2010,11,16,20,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>12/16/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Oral Roberts </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>7:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1286696 class=event-listing title=2010,11,18,20,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>12/18/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Central Arkansas </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>7:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><!-- <tr><td colspan=4 width="100%">http://graphics.fansonly.com/graphics/spacer.gif
</td></tr> --><TR bgColor=#000000><TD class=tournament-heading colSpan=4 align=middle>2010 Busch Braggin' Rights Game</TD></TR><TR id=1286688 class=event-listing title=2010,11,22,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>12/22/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Illinois </TD><TD class=row-text>St. Louis, Mo.</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR><TD width="100%" colSpan=4>http://graphics.fansonly.com/graphics/spacer.gif


</TD></TR><TR id=1286685 class=event-listing title=2010,11,27,20,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>12/27/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Northern Illinois </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>7:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1286686 class=event-listing title=2010,11,30,20,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>12/30/10</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Old Dominion </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>7:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1286687 class=event-listing title=2011,0,05,20,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>01/05/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. North Alabama </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>7:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1258979 class=event-listing title=2011,0,08,13,30,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>01/08/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Colorado * </TD><TD class=row-text>Boulder, Colo.</TD><TD class=row-text>12:30 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259002 class=event-listing title=2011,0,12,19,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>01/12/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Nebraska * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>6:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259025 class=event-listing title=2011,0,15,13,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>01/15/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Texas A&M * </TD><TD class=row-text>College Station, Texas</TD><TD class=row-text>12:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1258993 class=event-listing title=2011,0,17,17,30,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>01/17/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Kansas State * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>4:30 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259011 class=event-listing title=2011,0,22,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>01/22/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Iowa State * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259028 class=event-listing title=2011,0,29,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>01/29/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Texas * </TD><TD class=row-text>Austin, Texas</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259032 class=event-listing title=2011,1,02,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>02/02/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Oklahoma State * </TD><TD class=row-text>Stillwater, Okla.</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1258983 class=event-listing title=2011,1,05,19,30,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>02/05/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Colorado * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>6:30 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1258988 class=event-listing title=2011,1,07,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>02/07/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Kansas * </TD><TD class=row-text>Lawrence, Kan.</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259024 class=event-listing title=2011,1,12,13,30,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>02/12/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Oklahoma * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>12:30 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259021 class=event-listing title=2011,1,15,19,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>02/15/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Texas Tech * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>6:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259013 class=event-listing title=2011,1,19,13,30,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>02/19/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Iowa State * </TD><TD class=row-text>Ames, Iowa</TD><TD class=row-text>12:30 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259017 class=event-listing title=2011,1,23,21,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>02/23/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Baylor * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>8:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1258999 class=event-listing title=2011,1,26,12,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>02/26/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Kansas State * </TD><TD class=row-text>Manhattan, Kan.</TD><TD class=row-text>11:00 a.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1259007 class=event-listing title=2011,2,01,20,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#f1f1f1><TD class=row-text>03/01/11</TD><TD class=row-text>at Nebraska * </TD><TD class=row-text>Lincoln, Neb.</TD><TD class=row-text>7:00 p.m. CT</TD></TR><TR id=1258990 class=event-listing title=2011,2,05,12,00,00 vAlign=top bgColor=#c6930a><TD class=row-text>03/05/11</TD><TD class=row-text>vs. Kansas * </TD><TD class=row-text>Mizzou Arena</TD><TD class=row-text>11:00 a.m. CT</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


15-0 Non-Conference
11-5 Big 12
26-5 regular season

duncan_idaho
11-14-2010, 03:27 PM
Here are my projections:
BOLD - Win
Italics - Loss



15-0 Non-Conference
11-5 Big 12
26-5 regular season

Pretty good. I think Missouri wins at Texas and okie lite, though.

KChiefs1
11-15-2010, 05:16 PM
Pretty good. I think Missouri wins at Texas and okie lite, though.

I can go for the Texas road win but Mizzou has a hard time at OSU even when they have great teams.

CoMoChief
11-15-2010, 05:58 PM
11/18/10 vs. Western Illinois......WIN
11/20/10 vs. North Florida..........WIN
11/23/10 vs. Wyoming.........WIN
11/24/10 vs. Providence / La Salle.......WIN
11/28/10 vs. Arkansas - Pine Bluff..........WIN
11/30/10 vs. Georgetown...........LOSE
12/02/10 at Oregon.........WIN
12/08/10 vs. Vanderbilt............WIN
12/11/10 vs. Presbyterian.............WIN
12/16/10 vs. Oral Roberts...............WIN
12/18/10 vs. Central Arkansas..........WIN
12/22/10 vs. Illinois..............WIN
12/27/10 vs. Northern Illinois............WIN
12/30/10 vs. Old Dominion..............WIN
01/05/11 vs. North Alabama.................WIN
01/08/11 at Colorado................WIN
01/12/11 vs. Nebraska..................WIN
01/15/11 at Texas A&M.............LOSE
01/17/11 vs. Kansas State............LOSE
01/22/11 vs. Iowa State................WIN
01/29/11 at Texas.............LOSE
02/02/11 at Oklahoma State.............LOSE
02/05/11 vs. Colorado.............WIN
02/07/11 at Kansas.................LOSE
02/12/11 vs. Oklahoma...................WIN
02/15/11 vs. Texas Tech...................WIN
02/19/11 at Iowa State....................WIN
02/23/11 vs. Baylor......................LOSE
02/26/11 at Kansas State...................LOSE
03/01/11 at Nebraska.....................WIN
03/05/11 vs. Kansas......................LOSE


22-9
tied 3rd in Big12
Sweet16


Not bad.....this was my honest prediction, hatred aside.

Saulbadguy
11-15-2010, 06:03 PM
Mizzou will push Georgetowns shit in.

|Zach|
11-15-2010, 06:07 PM
Can't wait to see them play George Town.

kchero
11-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Fun time to be a college basketball fan in the KC area. Alot of talented teams here should make it for a fun ride.

Saulbadguy
11-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Can't wait to see them play George Town.

Georgetown, scumbag.

|Zach|
11-15-2010, 06:09 PM
Georgetown, scumbag.

The space stays. If they beat us they will earn the axing of the space.

|Zach|
11-15-2010, 08:39 PM
http://media.columbiamissourian.com/multimedia/2010/11/12/media/20101112-Mizzou-BBall-Fallon-007_t_w600_h600.jpg

Ricardoooooo

duncan_idaho
11-15-2010, 09:55 PM
I can go for the Texas road win but Mizzou has a hard time at OSU even when they have great teams.

oSu just doesn't look that scary to me... it's a tough place to play, no doubt. But I just don't see Okie Lite being that impressive. I don't see Cobbins being an instant impact guy, and their other incoming freshmen are really not impact guys.

duncan_idaho
11-15-2010, 10:05 PM
11/18/10 vs. Western Illinois......WIN
11/20/10 vs. North Florida..........WIN
11/23/10 vs. Wyoming.........WIN
11/24/10 vs. Providence / La Salle.......WIN
11/28/10 vs. Arkansas - Pine Bluff..........WIN
11/30/10 vs. Georgetown...........LOSE
12/02/10 at Oregon.........WIN
12/08/10 vs. Vanderbilt............WIN
12/11/10 vs. Presbyterian.............WIN
12/16/10 vs. Oral Roberts...............WIN
12/18/10 vs. Central Arkansas..........WIN
12/22/10 vs. Illinois..............WIN
12/27/10 vs. Northern Illinois............WIN
12/30/10 vs. Old Dominion..............WIN
01/05/11 vs. North Alabama.................WIN
01/08/11 at Colorado................WIN
01/12/11 vs. Nebraska..................WIN
01/15/11 at Texas A&M.............LOSE
01/17/11 vs. Kansas State............LOSE
01/22/11 vs. Iowa State................WIN
01/29/11 at Texas.............LOSE
02/02/11 at Oklahoma State.............LOSE
02/05/11 vs. Colorado.............WIN
02/07/11 at Kansas.................LOSE
02/12/11 vs. Oklahoma...................WIN
02/15/11 vs. Texas Tech...................WIN
02/19/11 at Iowa State....................WIN
02/23/11 vs. Baylor......................LOSE
02/26/11 at Kansas State...................LOSE
03/01/11 at Nebraska.....................WIN
03/05/11 vs. Kansas......................LOSE


22-9
tied 3rd in Big12
Sweet16


Not bad.....this was my honest prediction, hatred aside.

Hatred aside? Riiiight. Missouri will not lose eight conference games. That's just not going to happen.

Especially if Mitchell as cleared, which is the latest hubbub I'm hearing.

Missouri is deeper in the front court, and better. Safford looks 100 percent. Bowers has improved quite a bit (added a lot of strength and weight, and seems to have taken the leadership role well). Ratliffe is going to be a nice rebounding presence. Moore is a bearable big body to play based on matchups or foul trouble. He'll see his PT shrink if Mitchell is cleared to play.

The backcourt is smaller and likely takes a step back defensively (though I think Matt Pressey and Marcus Denmon will be good, just not as good as Tiller and Taylor). But it will be much quicker, and Dixon and Pressey are going to create more opportunities for their teammates.

Going to be a fun year to watch, that's for sure. Especially here in KC.

KChiefs1
11-15-2010, 10:14 PM
Ranking the non-con games from hardest to easiest:

1. Illinois
2. Georgetown
3. Vanderbilt
4. Old Dominion
5. at Oregon
6. LaSalle (assuming they beat Prov)
7. Oral Roberts
8. Wyoming
9. North Florida
10. Presbyterian
11. Western Illinois
12. Northern Illinois
13. Pine Bluff
14. Central Arkansas
15. Alabama State

I personally think we go 15-0.

Stanley Nickels
11-15-2010, 10:33 PM
StuBlack and Mizzouman are pretty confident that the stars are aligning for Mitchell to qualify.. now the question, does he stay for one semester or a year plus? I don't want to pigeonhole Ratliffe too soon, but he doesn't seem like a one-and-done guy, either. If both stay, we have one scholly open, and are pursuing two or more. I just hope (and believe) Anderson doesn't push out too many of his lower level players. Could backfire in recruiting down the line (even though I know some high-level programs do exactly the same thing)

duncan_idaho
11-16-2010, 07:11 AM
StuBlack and Mizzouman are pretty confident that the stars are aligning for Mitchell to qualify.. now the question, does he stay for one semester or a year plus? I don't want to pigeonhole Ratliffe too soon, but he doesn't seem like a one-and-done guy, either. If both stay, we have one scholly open, and are pursuing two or more. I just hope (and believe) Anderson doesn't push out too many of his lower level players. Could backfire in recruiting down the line (even though I know some high-level programs do exactly the same thing)

I think Ratliffe is going to take some time to acclimate to the defensive pace and the motion offense, which is a little different than the "dump it to the post" offense he was featured in at juco. I think at worst he'll be a consistent rebounder and defender.

I can't see Mitchell going one and done, personally. If they end up landing both Otto Porter and McLemore -who still is a ku lean - Anderson will find a way to make it work. Matt Pressey could certainly afford to pay his own way, for instance.

On McLemore ... He wants to go to ku. His mom and family want him at Mizzou. That he isn't signing in the early period is a good sign for mizzou because it allows Anderson more time to work on him.

siberian khatru
11-16-2010, 07:15 AM
On McLemore ... He wants to go to ku. His mom and family want him at Mizzou. That he isn't signing in the early period is a good sign for mizzou because it allows Anderson more time to work on him.

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/nov/16/gary-bedores-ku-basketball-notebook/

McLemore won’t sign, but …

Prize basketball recruit Ben McLemore, a 6-foot-5 senior guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., said Monday night he will not sign a letter-of-intent during the early signing period.

However, McLemore, who is Rivals.com’s No. 17-rated player, told the Journal-World in a phone interview he will orally commit to either Kansas University or Missouri on Saturday.

At the urging of his mother, he will return to his hometown of St. Louis on Friday to discuss his college options. It’s also Thanksgiving break for Oak Hill.

“KU is still the favorite,” McLemore said from his dorm room Monday night. “I’ll go home Friday and commit to a school Saturday. It’s why I’m going home, to talk to my mom and hopefully make a decision.”

McLemore had a two-hour phone conversation with his mother Sunday night.

“It’s not that reason,” McLemore said, asked to comment on rumors his mom won’t let him choose the Jayhawks over the Tigers. “We had a good conversation yesterday. She wants me to come home and talk face-to-face with the family (including his uncle).”

Asked if he wanted to attend KU, he said: “It’s still up in the air.”

McLemore, who had planned to concentrate solely on academics and basketball second semester, was asked if it was difficult not to sign in the early period, which concludes Wednesday.

“A little bit,” he said. “I’ll be OK. All the seniors who have signed, I’ll congratulate them. I will not be mad. I would like to sign, but I’ll be able to handle doing it this way.”

KChiefs1
11-16-2010, 07:28 AM
I like it that McLemore's mother is involved with his recruitment.

kepp
11-16-2010, 07:59 AM
I like it that McLemore's mother is involved with his recruitment.

I do too, but I still think he ends up at ku. From what that article says, it seems apparent he wants ku and his mother is trying to convince him otherwise.

KChiefs1
11-16-2010, 09:00 AM
I wonder what his mom has against KU or does she just like Mike Anderson that much?

Pants
11-16-2010, 09:01 AM
IIRC, McLemore isn't 18 yet, so he can't sign the LOI for KU without his legal guardian's signature on it as well, is that correct? I'm not quite sure how all that works.

Pants
11-16-2010, 09:02 AM
I wonder what his mom has against KU or does she just like Mike Anderson that much?

I just think she wants him close to home. Columbia is a lot closer to StL than Lawrence is.

eazyb81
11-16-2010, 09:25 AM
Ranking the non-con games from hardest to easiest:

1. Illinois
2. Georgetown
3. Vanderbilt
4. Old Dominion
5. at Oregon
6. LaSalle (assuming they beat Prov)
7. Oral Roberts
8. Wyoming
9. North Florida
10. Presbyterian
11. Western Illinois
12. Northern Illinois
13. Pine Bluff
14. Central Arkansas
15. Alabama State

I personally think we go 15-0.

I think 15-0 is probably pushing it. Illinois is going to be really good this year and their spacing always gives us trouble. GTown, Vandy, ODU, and @Oregon will all be tough too.

13-2 seems reasonable to me, but I think we will win 10-12 games in conference play.

eazyb81
11-16-2010, 09:33 AM
I wonder what his mom has against KU or does she just like Mike Anderson that much?

Outside of potential probation, fights with the football team, an embarrassing ticket scandal, the sudden departure of the AD, and a head coach that wears a toupee, I'm not sure.

siberian khatru
11-16-2010, 09:37 AM
IIRC, McLemore isn't 18 yet, so he can't sign the LOI for KU without his legal guardian's signature on it as well, is that correct? I'm not quite sure how all that works.

If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the National Letter of Intent in order for it to be considered valid. If you are 21 years of age or older, it is not necessary for your parent or legal guardian to sign the document.

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/nli/NLI/Frequently+Asked+Questions/Signing+the+National+Letter+of+Intent/If+I+do+not+live+with+a+parent+or+legal+guardian,+is+it+necessary+for+a+parent+or+legal+guardian+to+ sign+the+National+Letter+of+Intent

Pants
11-16-2010, 09:44 AM
If you are under the age of 21, regardless of marital status, your parent or legal guardian must sign the National Letter of Intent in order for it to be considered valid. If you are 21 years of age or older, it is not necessary for your parent or legal guardian to sign the document.

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/nli/NLI/Frequently+Asked+Questions/Signing+the+National+Letter+of+Intent/If+I+do+not+live+with+a+parent+or+legal+guardian,+is+it+necessary+for+a+parent+or+legal+guardian+to+ sign+the+National+Letter+of+Intent

Thanks for the info, that is good to know. I hope his mom wises up, because if that kid wants national exposure and to be drafted high, he should probably go to KU. STAY STRONG BEN, GO WITH YOUR HEART!

KChiefs1
11-16-2010, 04:32 PM
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/nov/11/the-stars-have-aligned/?tigerextra


After building program, Mike Anderson attracts blue-chip recruits

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THE STARS HAVE ALIGNED Missouri Coach Mike Anderson is known for making the most of unknown recruits such as Laurence Bowers, left, but higher-profile recruits such as Phil Pressey are picking MU.


By Steve Walentik (http://www.columbiatribune.com/staff/steve-walentik/)


Keeping up with the shifting moods of oversized and obscenely athletic adolescents has never been easier than in this Internet age.

The same technology that’s allowed for social networking has provided a proliferation of information on the next crop of college basketball standouts and the schizophrenic manner in which they choose their schools.

There’s an entire industry devoted to tracking the recruiting process, from the summer tournaments to the on-campus visits to the decisions and indecisions — not to mention re-decisions — that inevitably occur before the players sign their letters of intent.

But sites such as Rivals.com and Scout.com don’t just cover the news. They also set the terms for the sometimes out-of-control online discussions among subscribers by ranking the prospects. They assign each a number of stars on a scale of one through five, and those stars serve as a multiplier for the fervor the players’ recruitment generates among the sports-crazed masses.

Nothing sets off an explosion in cyberspace quite like the commitment of a five-star recruit. For that team’s most ardent supporters, it produces a joy that far exceeds the sight of any new sweater on Christmas morning — never mind that in most cases the fans have never even seen the kid play.

So it was across the state last fall when Tony Mitchell, a five-star prospect from Pinkston High School in Dallas, pledged to join a Missouri recruiting class that would be ranked among the top 10 nationally. It was easily the most decorated class of Mike Anderson’s tenure and, combined with a strong cast of returning players, has pushed the program into the preseason Top 25.

The coach was delighted to add a player of Mitchell’s talents, one strong enough to snare a rebound in traffic and skilled enough to lead the fast break. At the time, Anderson didn’t know Mitchell’s academic record would prevent him from enrolling at Missouri for the start of his freshman season. Anderson was just envisioning what Mitchell could bring to the Tigers.

But Anderson couldn’t have cared less that Mitchell’s name showed up 12th on the Rivals 150.

“One thing I learned,” said MU assistant coach Matt Zimmerman, who’s been helping Anderson recruit talent for nine years, “it’s not real smart to say, ‘Well, he’s ranked 68th in the class of … .’ You don’t want to say that to Coach, unless you want to get in trouble. Don’t tell him how many stars he’s got.”

In fact, Anderson has made a career out of uncovering hidden gems and polishing them to fit his fast-paced system. His ideal prospect, ranked or not, sells out on defense and shares the ball on offense. He’s committed enough to improving that he’ll get up, without grumbling, for 6 a.m. conditioning workouts in September and October. And his ego can handle not playing more than 25 minutes a game — and the negative effect that might have on his statistics — so long as the team’s winning.

Those players can be hard to find among the often-pampered bunch at the top of recruiting rankings.

Anderson has been at this recruiting thing far longer than Rivals or Scout have existed. He spent 17 years as an assistant coach under his mentor Nolan Richardson at Arkansas, studying the traits players need to put their opponents through 40 minutes of hell. A big part of his job was to help Richardson stockpile those players on the Arkansas roster.

He’s gone mining for players with similar skills since setting out on his own at Alabama-Birmingham and, for going on five years now, Missouri.

You could wrap those skills up in a neat package and label it supreme athleticism, because the system that Richardson used to win a national title and Anderson has employed on his way to an Elite Eight does require players to have the speed and agility to swarm all over the court, trying to outrun the ball itself.

“You have to be able to move to play the way we play,” said assistant coach T.J. Cleveland, who had 226 steals in his playing career at Arkansas.

But that’s only one piece of an ideal Anderson recruit.

Instincts, toughness, energy and a blue-collar attitude — all things that can be harder to quantify — are even more important.

“You’ve got to be a basketball player,” Anderson said. “Oliver Miller played for us at Arkansas. Oliver Miller was almost 300 pounds, but he understood the game. You want basketball players. … Now, I love the athletic guys, but not all of them are going to be that.”

When Anderson’s sitting in a gym at one of those summer showcases, his eyes are drawn to the point guard flying down the floor with the ball in his hands or the forward soaring above the rim to rip down rebounds. But he’s looking just as intently for little things.

Does a forward rebound outside of his area?

Does he have good timing when he tries to block a shot?

Does he anticipate plays before they happen so he’s prepared to deliver the ball to a cutting teammate or leap out into a passing lane?

Over time, his assistants have learned to do the same, whether they’ve been by his side for more than eight seasons, like Zimmerman and Cleveland, or the past four, like associate coach Melvin Watkins, a holdover from Quin Snyder’s Missouri staff.

Anderson first spotted Missouri junior guard Kim English, the Tigers’ leading returning scorer, at an event in Las Vegas. English, ever observant, noticed him in the stands and placed him from his father’s stories of when the two men played junior college ball against each other, but he didn’t think he’d done much to impress the coach. The would-be marksman struggled with his jumper throughout the game.

Anderson didn’t pay much attention to that. When they talked later, Anderson complimented English on the way he trapped an opponent in the corner and on a midrange shot he’d converted.

“I was like, ‘All right?’ ” said English, a bit confused at the time. “But now coming here, that’s huge for him. A guy that can knock down that little short 12-foot jump shot, a guy that instinctively traps, that’s huge for him.”

It wasn’t hard to become enamored with English’s classmate Marcus Denmon, the Tigers’ second-leading returning scorer, during his junior season at Hogan Prep in Kansas City. Denmon averaged 31.1 points in his 13 games, and he was able to score in so many ways. The 6-foot-3 guard rained in jumpers from the perimeter, but he preferred to attack the basket, launching himself at bigger opponents and finishing above the rim.

He also played with an edge.

“If there was a loose ball, he’d stick his nose in there this way to go jump in there and get it,” said Zimmerman, leaning forward in his chair. “He was a football kid. I think that sometimes helps people, too. I saw him really hit people hard on the football field. If you’re a soft kid, you’re not going to do that.”

English and Denmon, both considered three-star prospects, cracked the bottom third of the Rivals 150 in the Class of 2008. English was ranked 111th, Denmon 150th. But Anderson has brought in even more unranked recruits as he’s built the Tigers to national prominence.

“We truly don’t get caught up in the rankings system,” Watkins said. “That’s a big part of recruiting now. What is he ranked? Well, if we think a player fits what we do — a J.T. Tiller, I don’t know what his ranking was or if he even had one, but all we know is he came in here and helped us win a bunch of basketball games.”

It’s the man who shared Missouri’s backcourt with Tiller the past two seasons who epitomizes Anderson’s ability to see something in a player virtually no one else wanted.

Major programs weren’t beating a path to Delaware when Zaire Taylor decided to leave the Blue Hens midway through his sophomore season.

Sure, he posted some decent numbers, averaging 6.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and, most impressive, a Colonial Athletic Association-leading 2.3 steals during his rookie season. But that was no guarantee he’d be able to match those numbers moving up a notch in competition to the Big 12.

“I know when Coach pulled the trigger on Zaire, there were people on the East Coast that thought, ‘He ain’t going to make it.’ Like, ‘What are they doing?’ ” Zimmerman said. “I think all of us heard that from different people. We all had friends that way or ties or colleagues out that way, and I think there were questions.”

But after hearing from people he trusted and getting his eyes on several tapes of Taylor at Delaware, Anderson was convinced Taylor could fill a need as another hard-nosed, defensive-minded guard. That he also would display a knack for taking and making tough shots in game-deciding situations, like his game-winner against Kansas in 2009 or the 3 he made late on the road at Iowa State last season, was simply a bonus.

On this year’s roster, junior forward Laurence Bowers has been almost as surprising a find. After biding his time behind DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons — not to mention Justin Safford and Keith Ramsey — as a freshman, the long and lean 6-8 forward from Memphis emerged as Missouri’s most productive frontcourt player last season. He finished as the third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder and also blocked a team-best 48 shots, which tied for sixth in school history.

Even in high school, Bowers looked smooth out on the floor and had a propensity for producing highlight plays, but there were concerns about his lack of lateral quickness. Virtually every big school had a chance to evaluate his potential because he played on the same high school team at St. George’s Independent School with eventual Duke signee Elliot Williams, the 16th-ranked prospect in the 2007 class. Arkansas, where his uncle had played, and Marquette were the only other major programs to extend a scholarship offer to the three-star recruit, who wasn’t ranked in the top 150.

Bowers is the first to point out that it wasn’t just that all others whiffed when they made their assessments.

“When you get here, Coach Anderson develops players like no other,” he said. “When I first got here, I was used to being athletic, playing above the rim and stuff, but they took me to a whole other level.”

Anderson’s practices force players to get into shape. They are loaded with skill work and put players in so many game situations that they can’t help but hone their instincts.

Of course, not every recruit works out. The coaches took a chance on another Memphis product, 6-7 forward Tyler Stone, last season only to push him to transfer when he didn’t progress. He averaged 1.8 points while only appearing in 12 games.

But they can celebrate far more success stories.

“When you play a certain style like Missouri does, you’re much more apt to be an evaluator of talent and hold yourself to a certain standard, and that basically asks one question — it’s, ‘Does he fit our style?’ ” said Dave Telep, ESPN.com’s senior college basketball recruiting analyst. “And because their style is slightly unique to college basketball, I think Mike Anderson makes great decisions based off that style.

“Then, obviously, when you get guys like that, and if they’re not necessarily bona fide top-100 guys, you have to do two things. You have to get them to buy into your style, and you’ve got to get them better. Clearly, he’s been able to do that. It is a credit to him and his staff.”

It’s not that Anderson and his assistants have been trying to outsmart their coaching peers around the country. They are aware of the rankings and haven’t been deliberately crossing off every name from the tops of those lists. The main reason they hadn’t locked up any of the nation’s coveted prospects in his first four seasons was that those players had their eyes elsewhere.

Missouri, which before 2009 had been left out of the NCAA Tournament for five straight seasons, wasn’t an attractive destination for elite talent. Top-100 prospects Scott Suggs, Travis Releford and Tyler Griffey spurned MU’s advances, instead signing with Washington, Kansas and Illinois, respectively.

That has changed over the past two years.

In 2009, Anderson convinced a highly regarded player from Lee’s Summit West, who’d been ranked in the top 100 until late in his senior year, to sign with his program instead of taking offers from Arizona, Purdue, Oklahoma or California. The player, Mike Dixon, averaged 7.5 points off the bench last season and scored 15 points in the season-ending loss to West Virginia. He could push for the starting point guard job this fall.

Dixon’s stiffest competition for that spot is freshman Phil Pressey, a creative and explosive 5-10 guard, ranked 42nd nationally in the ESPNU 100. Some of college basketball’s bluebloods, including Connecticut and Arizona, were among a host of other suitors when he decided to play for his father Paul’s old college roommate.
Fellow newcomer Ricardo Ratliffe was considered the nation’s premier junior college player and could have gone virtually anywhere that recruits from two-year programs. He’s expected to provide the Tigers with an interior presence they’ve been missing.
Then there’s Mitchell, who would come to Columbia with more hype than all of them if he’s cleared to play in the second semester.

But Anderson and his staff were sold on those highly rated additions for the same reasons — their unselfishness, instincts, tenacity — they thought the unheralded Tiller, Taylor and Bowers could contribute.

“We’re still looking for the same things,” Watkins said. “They just happen to be some of the more noted kids and ranked kids, but they, believe me, are doing some of the things that we want them to do before we bring them here. And now, of course, we want to hone those skills and even get them to be better at what they are doing.”

They could take Missouri to even greater heights, perhaps a Big 12 championship or the program’s first Final Four, in the next few years.

“Obviously, I think we’ve established our program, and I think you want to continue to build it and take it to another level,” Anderson said. “What excites me is I got some guys in and, at this point in time, they’re doing all the right things on and off the floor. If you’ve got that and you’re starting to get some elite-level athletes, I’ll tell you what, you’re on your way to some special things.”

KChiefs1
11-16-2010, 04:35 PM
http://www.columbiatribune.com/weblogs/courtside-view/2010/nov/12/a-few-more-notes-about-mus-recruiting-approach/ (http://www.columbiatribune.com/weblogs/courtside-view/2010/nov/12/a-few-more-notes-about-mus-recruiting-approach/)

A few more notes about MU's recruiting approach

By Steve Walentik (http://www.columbiatribune.com/users/swalentik/)


I'm not sure how many of you had a chance to read Thursday's story about the Missouri basketball program's approach to recruiting under Mike Anderson (http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/nov/11/the-stars-have-aligned/?tigerextra) but there were a few things I found interesting in my reporting that didn't quite fit with the theme of the piece. I wanted to share them here.

• For starters, I found it interesting how associate coach Melvin Watkins, who didn't really know Anderson all that well when he joined his staff in 2006, has adapted his own recruiting philosophy to fit Anderson's system. But when I talked to Watkins about it, he stressed that it really didn't take much of an adjustment.

"Somewhat of a kindred spirit, I guess," he said. "What we think is a good basketball player seems to mesh and has made it a lot easier for me. Once I now know what he's looking for in a player, it's been fairly easy for me to go out and identify that young man and say, 'Hey, I want you to come and see this kid.' Even when I say that, I know he's going to like him already in most cases because of the things that we're going to look at."

Watkins had pretty good success recruiting on his own when he was the head coach at Texas A&M, signing players such as Antoine Wright, Acie Law IV and Joseph Jones, who helped Watkins' successor Billy Gillispie raise the program to national prominence.

• Watkins helped Anderson find and recruit Zaire Taylor, and he also played a big role in convincing junior college All-American Ricardo Ratliffe to choose the Tigers. But you won't see him Watkins out front taking a bow for his efforts.

"Coach Watkins has been instrumental in a lot of kids we've brought in," assistant coach Matt Zimmerman said. "He never mentioned one time so-and-so's my kid."

That speaks to a larger philosophy that Anderson insists his staff adapts: team recruiting. He and his assistants are all responsible for evaluating and recruiting talent. If T.J. Cleveland sees a prospect at an event in the summer, he'll often ask Zimmerman or Watkins out to watch him or vice versa. That way several coaches have been able to evaluate him pitching him to Anderson. While one of them might take a lead role with a particular kid, they're all invested in the process.

It's not always like that across the country. Assistants often focus on how "I signed this guy" or "I found this guy."

"You can start having a lot of divisions in your staff," Zimmerman said. "If I'm sitting on the bench and we’re in the heat of a close game, who am I going to want in the game. That causes a lot of friction on a lot of staffs, believe it or not. Coach eliminates a lot of that."

Ultimately, Anderson is the one doing the recruiting. It's his program, so he has final say over which players receive scholarship offers.

"He wants to see him," Zimmerman said. "He wants to evaluate him because he's the one that's going to have to pull the trigger. He's the one that's got to put him in the games. He's got to be the one who makes all the decisions about the kid."

That can make it frustrating for the assistant coaches, who still get investing in particular prospects, because Anderson doesn't always see what they see.

"The bad part about it is, he might go see him and the kid might have a bad night, and you're like, 'God. Why did you have to have a bad night tonight?' " Cleveland said. "With that being said, you have to evaluate kids more than once. You can't just see him on one night and base your evaluation on that. You have to see him a couple of times, especially if you're really intrigued."

• Missouri coaches might not put too much stock in recruiting rankings but they do read them, in large part to keep track of what their competition is doing.

"It's like watching the news," Cleveland said.

It's also a reference point when they're evaluating less-heralded prospects.

Zimmerman said one of the reasons the staff believed junior center Steve Moore could develop into a Big 12-caliber player was because of the way he performed in an AAU event against J'Mison Morgan, a 6-10 center from Dallas who was the the fourth-ranked player at his position in the 2008 recruiting class and wound up signing with UCLA. He has since transferred back to Baylor and is eligible to play this season.
"He didn’t wear out J’Mison Morgan, but he played toe-to-toe with J’Mison Morgan and did a great job," Zimmerman said of Moore. "He wasn't thought about in any rankings."

The coaches also acknowledge that the very best players do in fact tend to have the highest rankings.

"LeBron James was the No. 1-ranked player in his class," Zimmerman said. "They do serve a purpose. They were right. The rankings were right."

• This should be self-explanatory, but coaches have to consider what they have on their roster when recruiting. That doesn't just determine which positions they're trying to add but also where they're willing to assume more risk or take more of a project. So it was with junior forward Laurence Bowers, one of the better finds since Anderson's been at Missouri.

"Laurence, we looked at his upside," Cleveland said. "We kind of projected what he'd be, not coming in, because we had some good players that were in front of him, but we figured by the middle of his freshman year going into his second year that, this kid could be pretty good because he was very, very instinctive. All he needed to do was get a little stronger. He had the athletic ability, long arms, had really high basketball IQ."

The presence of DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons meant Missouri was in a position to wait for him to develop.

• Finally, Watkins and Cleveland both acknowledge there is a benefit to signing more highly ranked recruits because it brings attention to a program, making it easier to get the attention of other highly ranked recruits. Plus, the best players often like to play with one another.

But privately, they do get more satisfaction when a guy comes in with less fanfares succeeds.

"We know how they had to work to get there," Cleveland said. "Nobody's giving those guys anything, so they're hungry and they want to come in and be apart of something special, so they're going to work even harder because they didn't get the notoriety."

KChiefs1
11-17-2010, 04:25 PM
http://missouri.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1154266


Gabe DeArmond
PowerMizzou.com Publisher

I'm going to warn you in advance, Missouri fans, that you are going to be mad at me for at least one thing I write in this column. I'll just get it out there early. I think it's cool that there is no chance the Kansas Jayhawks finish last in the Big XII in basketball this year.

Now that we've got that out of the way, let me explain things a little bit. Missouri becomes the last Big XII team to open the basketball season on Thursday night. The Tigers are ranked 15th in the country and are getting more pre-season hype than at any other point in the Mike Anderson era.

Two league teams are actually more highly rated than the Tigers. Kansas State is third in the polls and Kansas is sixth in one and seventh in the other. Baylor comes in a couple spots behind Mizzou, though the Bears and Texas were both picked to finish better than the Tigers in the Big XII.

Anyway, Missouri is one of five teams seen by many as being good enough to win the Big XII, which just might be the best league in America (I'm not sure there would be any question if we could go ahead and send Nebraska and Colorado packing a year early, though, to be fair, the Buffs ought to actually be decent this season).

I've never been shy in professing my love for college basketball. I grew up as a Missouri fan in a time where you didn't have to spend five seconds debating whether it was a football or a basketball school. There wasn't much doubt. It takes me a few weeks to get into the swing of college hoops, but by the time the Braggin' Rights game rolls around, there's no better sport for my money.

And more than just being a college hoops fan, I was a Big Eight college hoops fan. My favorite year was 1989 when Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma batted around the nation's top ranking like bullies, refusing to let any team outside the Big Eight get a taste. There were stars in the league like Wayman Tisdale and Danny Manning and Mitch Richmond and Anthony Peeler and Jeff Grayer and Doug Smith. But there were also great players you have a tougher time remembering like Byron Houston and Shaun Vandiver and Victor Alexander and Donnie Boyce. You had the coaches like Norm Stewart and Billy Tubbs and Johnny Orr and Larry Brown and Roy Williams.

The national media always loved the ACC and it's always been a great league, but in middle America, there was nothing better than Big Eight basketball.

And as we sit on the eve of the tipoff of another basketball season, we're back to the Big Eight being the beast of the Big XII as the new conference prepares to go the way of the dinosaur.

I understand why the Big XII came about. And I understand that conferences are only going to get bigger, not smaller. But come college basketball season, I miss the Big Eight. And that's why, in addition to having grown up in Kansas City, a college hoops-mad town right in the middle of Columbia, Lawrence and Manhattan, I'm looking so forward to this season. After more than a decade of being shoved around by Texas, after seeing Oklahoma go to the South and become more of a team that embodies the new Big XII than the old Big Eight, after listening to Texas A&M throw around threats about what they'll do if they don't get a gazillion dollars from teams like Missouri, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State (all despite the fact that the Aggies had the power, but not the backbone to break the whole thing up), it's fun to see the local guys fight back.

Kansas is Kansas. They're always good. Even in the down years, the Jayhawks have seasons most programs would be proud to have. I watched Kansas State run Virginia Tech out of the gym without their second-best player even suiting up. Love Frank Martin or hate him, the dude's a throwback to those great personalities that roamed the sidelines in the salad days of Big Eight basketball. He scowls and yells and runs halfway out on to the court after bad calls. And he coaches too. His team plays as tough on defense as any you're going to see in November.

And then there's the home school. Missouri is back. With or without Tony Mitchell, this team is a nightmare to prepare for. The Tigers are as athletic as they've probably ever been. They have an emerging star in Laurence Bowers, one of the most likeable kids in the country in Kim English, a pair of guards in Marcus Denmon and Mike Dixon out to prove that all those college basketball big boys that didn't recruit them messed up, another pair in Phil and Matt Pressey who bring NBA lineage and used to call their coach Uncle Mike. And, oh by the way, there's one of the most talented high school seniors in America last year sitting in Dallas waiting to see if he's going to get to be a part of the fun.

The South? Who needs it? Fans in the Show-Me State and the Sunflower State have three of the best basketball teams in the country right here in their own back yards. What better way to send the Big XII packing than to see the Tigers, Cats and Jayhawks battle it out for the conference crown?

What a way to end it.

KChiefs1
11-17-2010, 04:41 PM
http://www.columbiatribune.com/weblogs/courtside-view/2010/nov/16/missouri-meets-the-media/


Missouri meets the media
By Steve Walentik (http://www.columbiatribune.com/users/swalentik/)


Here are some notes from the Missouri basketball team's Tuesday media session:

● Before I begin, some of you might not have missed the news from Tuesday's paper that the Tribune will begin charging for online content beginning Dec. 1. You can get more information here (http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/nov/16/tribune-to-start-charging-for-online-access-dec-1/) and here (http://www.columbiatribune.com/faq/).

● Missouri junior guard Kim English was one of 50 players named to preseason watch list for the Naismith Award, given annually to the national player of the year. English was also on the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award, but the Naismith list is different -- and likely more reflective of the full pool of postseason candidates -- because it already includes freshmen such as North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, Baylor's Perry Jones and Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, among others. English, of course, is a long shot to win the award, but it is a nice honor for a the Tigers' leading returning scorer, who averaged 14 points as a sophomore. Other Big 12 players listed who made the watch list include Baylor's Jones, Colorado's Alec Burks, Kansas' Marcus Morris and Kansas State's Jacob Pullen.

● English a noted basketball junkie spent much of the day Tuesday glued to his television as ESPN brought viewers a basketball marathon. English started tuning in Monday night before the game even began.

"I watched the Duke All-Access thing, then I watched the preview show, then I watched Memphis-Miami," he said. "Two of my younger friends from Baltimore play at Memphis. I watched a little bit of St. John's, fell asleep for the Hawaii game, didn't wake up for the Stony Brook-Monmouth. I saw the second half of SIU-Northeastern. Northeastern won in overtime on a technical foul -- Chris Weber-esque. I saw the first half of Tulsa-Oral Roberts, but had class. Then my friend Malcolm Delaney" of Virginia Tech "is playing K-State right now."

He said it reminded him of being back in high school and watching the seemingly endless succession of games during the first two days of the NCAA Tournament. And of course, it only served to wet English's appetite for the Tigers' own season, set to tip off Thursday, when they play host to Western Illinois in a game that will count as part of the Cancun Challenge.

"It's great," he said. "I'm excited for practice today. I was watching all that stuff last night just excited for practice."

● English has noticed what several members of the media have discussed among ourselves since Missouri opened practice last month. That is how much Coach Mike Anderson appears to like this year's team and its prospects in the season ahead.
"Coach Anderson has always been just reserved, and that's how he is naturally, but he likes us, and that's good that he has confidence in his team," English said. "Now we've just got to go out there and work hard and prove him right."

I actually think Anderson had the showed the same sort of confidence two years ago as Missouri prepared to embark on a season that would end in the Elite Eight. But it went largely overlooked by outsiders, who simply didn't have much reason to believe big things were in store for those Tigers, who were coming off a 16-16 season and were five years removed from their last NCAA Tournament appearance. The fact that Anderson led Missouri to the field of 65 in back-to-back seasons and used that success to lure a nationally ranked recruiting class to Columbia means people are more receptive to the optimistic statements he has made.

The biggest reason for them is the depth and versatility he sees when he looks at this season's roster.

"That to me is the key to our basketball team -- who do you key in on?" Anderson said. "We'll find out the different roles guys are taking on. Kimmie might get you this night. Mike Dixon is capable, Marcus Denmon, Phil Pressey, you go on and on about this basketball team. Those are the options I talk about."

● One of the newest options Anderson has at his disposal is 6-foot-8, 240-pound junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe, widely considered the top junior college player in the country when he signed with the Tigers last April. Big things are expected for the preseason Big 12 newcomer of the year, though he has struggled a bit in the Tigers' two exhibition games, making only 6 of 16 shots and committing eight turnovers.

Anderson said there is a period of adjustment when junior college players, even All-Americans such as Ratliffe or classmate Matt Pressey, make the jump to the Division I level.

"I think all guys, you talk about high school, junior college, there's a learning curve at this level because the pace, the strength of these guys," Anderson said. "I'm not talking about just two or three guys. I'm talking about every guy on the floor. How hard you've got to play. I think these guys are learning every day in practice, but it's different when you go into the game, because now you're going against some guys that you have no clue about in terms of how they're going to play you, how they're going to get after you. Some adjust a lot quicker than the others. I can say for an example, I was a junior college player myself, it took a while to get used to Division I basketball. I think these guys here, I think the pace will be accelerated, and why? Because they're going against guys like Bowers and Safford and Moore in practice every single day."

His teammates hold high expectations for what he will achieve in his first season at Missouri.

"He's definitely in my mind going to be the Big 12 newcomer of the year," junior forward Laurence Bowers said. "I think he's just had a few jitters -- couldn't really squeeze the ball and stuff like that. But I see him every day in practice. I bang against him, and he's pretty much a beast like we always said. I think as the year goes on, he'll show everybody that he is the No. 1 juco player in the nation and it's going to translate to D-1."

● The NCAA's weeklong early signing period ends Wednesday, and Anderson was asked if he expected to sign anyone before it does.

"I never say never in recruiting," he said with a grin.

But the Tigers do not anticipate receiving any letters of intent before Wednesday's deadline. Their top two recruiting targets now seem likely to finalize their college plans in the spring. That has long been expected with Otto Porter, the 6-8 forward prospect from Scott County Central, who made his official visit to Columbia last weekend. But Ben McLemore, a 6-5 shooting guard from St. Louis who now attends Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., had planned on signing this week. He had narrowed his list of suitors to Missouri and Kansas with the Jayhawks believed to hold an advantage. On Monday, he told the Lawrence Journal-World that he would not sign until the spring at his mother's urging, but he does plan on giving one of the schools a verbal commitment on Saturday. He reportedly plans to return home to St. Louis on Friday and discuss his options with his mother before making his decision.

● Check Thursday's paper for a story that looks into how well prepared the Tigers are to replace the defense they lost from last season's team with the departure of seniors J.T. Tiller, Zaire Taylor and Keith Ramsey.

I think that is the single biggest question facing the team entering this season.

● Follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/Steve_Walentik (http://twitter.com/#!/Steve_Walentik).

● Chat with Steve on Friday at 1 p.m. (CT).

lawrenceRaider
11-17-2010, 05:45 PM
I've been wondering why we Mizzou fans don't have one of these.

Because your basketball program has nothing, aside from losing, to post here?

Saulbadguy
11-18-2010, 07:21 AM
Is there going to be actual discussion in this thread or just ArrowheadHawkChiefs1 spamming the thread with poorly written articles?

KChiefs1
11-18-2010, 07:24 AM
http://missouri.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1154285

Hoops season forecast
Gabe DeArmond
PowerMizzou.com Publisher


Missouri starts the basketball season tonight with a home game against Western Illinois. As we do each season, it's time for PowerMizzou.com to offer up a forecast for the season.

We will break the schedule down first into conference games and non-conference. We'll take a look at how we expect the Tigers to fare in each and then, based off of that, give an idea of the post-season possibilities.

Non-Conference Season



Dak Dillon
The Sure Things: We understand there is no such thing as a sure thing. But the simple fact is, every team schedules some wins. We see those games as Western Illinois, North Florida, Wyoming, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Presbyterian, Central Arkansas, Northern Illinois and North Alabama.

In those eight games, it would take a near catastrophic collapse for the Tigers to lose one. Those games start Missouri 8-0.

The Should-Be Wins: Oral Roberts, Oregon and the Providence/LaSalle winner don't fit in the gimme category. Those teams could beat Missouri on the right night. But if this team is as good as many thing, they shouldn't. Throw those in and we've got 11 wins.

The Swing Games: Old Dominion and Vanderbilt both take trips to Mizzou Arena this season. Both are good teams capable of beating the Tigers. But Missouri doesn't lose at home in non-conference games under Mike Anderson. I don't mean they don't lose very often. I mean they have never lost one. The Tigers have won 47 straight non-con home games. Those are likely wins, but not sure enough to fit in either of the first two categories. That leaves Georgetown in Kansas City and Illinois in St. Louis. Both teams will be good, but neither will be a prohibitive favorite over the Tigers. We see wins over ODU and Vandy with a split against Georgetown and the Illini.

Projected Non-Conference Record: 14-1

Conference Season



Dak Dillon
The Easiest Games: There are no sure wins in a major conference. But you can pick out a handful of games where Missouri should win. Both games against Nebraska and Iowa State fit this bill. Oklahoma and Texas Tech aren't likely NCAA Tournament teams and both come to Columbia. We see six Missouri wins here.

The Middle-of-the Road Games: Colorado is a much improved team this year so neither contest with the Buffs goes in the easiest column. But the trip to Columbia is one Missouri should take. Nothing else really fits the bill here.

The Swing Games: Again, these are games that could go either way. Missouri has a tough road in the South, having to go to Oklahoma State, Texas and A&M. All those games are loseable against potential NCAA teams. Missouri has the return trip to Boulder and Baylor in Columbia won't be easy either. Of those five games, three wins would be a very solid performance, running Mizzou's record to 10-2 before we get to the big games.

The Toughest Tasks: There are two teams we haven't mentioned yet. Missouri will play Kansas and Kansas State a combined four times. Both are top ten teams and nearly everyone is picking one of the two to win the league. Allen Fieldhouse and Bramlage Coliseum have been unbelievably unkind to the Tigers in recent years. Those two games are by far the toughest on Missouri's schedule. Both teams also have to come to Columbia. Can the Tigers sweep the Sunflower State at home? We think they can this year.

In the end, we're going to say Missouri drops one game that we just aren't seeing somewhere in Big 12 play. Why? Because almost everybody does.

Projected conference record: 11-5

Projected regular season record: 25-6

Post-Season Predictions



Dak Dillon
An 11-win season in the league will certainly get Missouri a first-round bye in the league tournament. Depending on tiebreakers, it could put them anywhere between second and fourth. Without brackets, it's virtually impossible to predict how the Tigers would do in that event, so to be conservative, let's give them one win and then a loss in the tournament semifinals.

Projected record entering the NCAA Tournament: 26-7

That mark in a league as tough as the Big 12 ought to be good enough to earn Missouri a four seed at worst in the dance. Like the Big 12 tournament, we refuse to do something as futile as projecting how far Missouri can go without looking at a bracket. But as a three or four seed, anything short of the Sweet 16 will be considered somewhat disappointing. We'll call for the Tigers to make the second weekend. After that, all bets are off.



Post-Season Superlatives


Team MVP: Laurence Bowers

All-Conference: Bowers, 1st team
Kim English, 2nd team
Marcus Denmon, Honorable Mention

Sixth Man of the year: Ricardo Ratliffe

Leading scorer: Bowers

Leading rebounder: Ratliffe

Assists leader: Michael Dixon



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KChiefs1
11-18-2010, 07:33 AM
Is there going to be actual discussion in this thread or just ArrowheadHawkChiefs1 spamming the thread with poorly written articles?

Nothing to discuss yet! MU's first game is tonight.

Priest31kc
11-18-2010, 05:37 PM
20 minutes till tip off!!

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 05:44 PM
Bowers on 1st team all conference made me spit my drink out ROFL.

KcMizzou
11-18-2010, 06:06 PM
Game on! :toast:

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 06:09 PM
Jacob Pullen
Alec Burks
LaDarius Dunn
Marcus Morris

These 4 should be all 1st team.
Dont know about the 5th, not Bowers though.

Spott
11-18-2010, 06:14 PM
Just looking at the schedule online and I realized that MU is ranked #15 in both basketball and football. It looks like their non conference schedule is a little better this year than some of the past seasons.

Sure-Oz
11-18-2010, 06:27 PM
What channel is the game on?

Reaper16
11-18-2010, 06:57 PM
What channel is the game on?
ESPN3.com

Reaper16
11-18-2010, 07:14 PM
MU's defense is leaving something to be desired. Many things, actually.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:14 PM
Mizzou was up 9 early in the second half. Just gave up 9 easy points in a row without even threatening the basket.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:15 PM
As an aside, the Geico commercial about a bird in the hand is pretty funny. It's very well done.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:22 PM
God, we look terrible.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:26 PM
Steve Moore hit a fucking three?

ROFL ROFL

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:27 PM
I'd like to go on record as being against Mike Anderson's policy of stabbing the mother of anyone who doesn't chuck up a terrible shot within 1 second of catching the ball.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Mizzou just has these 3 minute spurts where we are great. If we don't have at least 3 or 4 of those a game, we are going to lose some games we shouldn't.

Reaper16
11-18-2010, 07:40 PM
This is embarrassing.

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 07:40 PM
ROFL

Matt Lander

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:41 PM
This is worse than the Chiefs' win against the Bills.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:43 PM
We were favored by 27.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:43 PM
I hate Safford only slightly less than Ricky Clemons.

Reaper16
11-18-2010, 07:43 PM
They look like a ten-loss team.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:44 PM
FML

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:44 PM
They look like a ten-loss team.

They look like a 20-loss team with a performance like this.

Sure-Oz
11-18-2010, 07:44 PM
Ridiculous

Reaper16
11-18-2010, 07:45 PM
They look like a 20 loss team with a performance like this.
I'm allowing for inevitable improvement and for less missed shots on good efforts (there have been quite a few this game).

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 07:45 PM
I will say this....MU is lucky to get a few fouls, they're playing out of control.

Don't know why they're not going down low more....they have a size advantage.

And that guy for Western Illinois did NOT step out of bounds. His toes were in, heel was up off the ground....MU got a home call there.

Sure-Oz
11-18-2010, 07:45 PM
Cmon mizzou

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 07:47 PM
MU can't shoot for shit tonite either. 6/15 from FT line....ouch

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:47 PM
6 of 15 from the line.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:48 PM
Brick some more FTs, Kimmie, you cunt.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:49 PM
Ratliffe short-arms another one.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:50 PM
Ratliffe has the hops of Greg Oden.

Sure-Oz
11-18-2010, 07:51 PM
Big shot by english

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:52 PM
English is smooth.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:53 PM
English is a stud.

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 07:54 PM
welp, looks liked MU lucked out of this one w/ some home calls.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Winning this game is like showing up at a house about two minutes before your wife is going to start shooting a bukakke video with a bunch of midgets and whisking her out before the filming starts.

Yeah, you got her out of there, but look at where she was and what she was about to do.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:55 PM
How many offensive rebounds can we give up in the last minute?

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:56 PM
A rare miss from the line.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:56 PM
Another rare miss from the line.

Sure-Oz
11-18-2010, 07:56 PM
Make a fucking FT GD!!!

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:56 PM
Worst FT shooting performance I can ever remember us having.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:57 PM
And they calmly sink both of theirs.

Reaper16
11-18-2010, 07:57 PM
Putrid effort tonight.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 07:59 PM
God fuck.

Sure-Oz
11-18-2010, 07:59 PM
Wow really good lord

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 07:59 PM
11-24 from the line.

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 07:59 PM
Another home call for MU

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-18-2010, 08:00 PM
I almost wish they'd give us a loss for this game even if we end up with more points at the end.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 08:00 PM
Another home call for MU

yep

Sure-Oz
11-18-2010, 08:00 PM
that was ugly thank goodness we escaped

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 08:01 PM
1-0 is 1-0, I guess.

KCSupersized
11-18-2010, 08:01 PM
Dodged a bullet there.

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 08:02 PM
welp MU got lucky on that one, Anderson should send the refs a Xmas card. Time to turn it over to the KSU game.

Reaper16
11-18-2010, 08:02 PM
How many spots in the poll does MU drop?

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 08:03 PM
oh well i guess KSU game is over with. They barely won too. Ugly.

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 08:04 PM
How many spots in the poll does MU drop?

I doubt they drop at all. It's too early and it was only their first game.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 08:05 PM
How many spots in the poll does MU drop?

Not much if any. All anybody cares about is that we won by 5. There will be a team or two above us drop out as well. I know Florida got their shit pushed in at home.

Saul Good
11-18-2010, 08:06 PM
oh well i guess KSU game is over with. They barely won too. Ugly.

College basketball is all about winning. It's not football where style points matter.

KChiefs1
11-18-2010, 08:07 PM
I think I overrated this team.

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 08:08 PM
College basketball is all about winning. It's not football where style points matter.

Not at this point in the reg season, i agree.

It's different if it's March and you're a possible bubble team.

CoMoChief
11-18-2010, 08:09 PM
I think I overrated this team.

So has every other MU fan on the planet. They're relying on a bunch of freshmen to take them over the hump. Pressey is going to be a stud, but he's shown why he's a freshman too. It's too early to tell anything. MU couldn't hit anything from the floor or at the FT line. They may be hot the next game. I do know this....they're going to continue to get beat on the boards against bigger teams than Western Ill, until they get more size. MU has been a horrible rebounding team for a while.

Demonpenz
11-18-2010, 08:55 PM
good win

KcMizzou
11-20-2010, 12:53 PM
Mizzou plays North Florida at 3pm on Metro Sports.

Sure-Oz
11-20-2010, 01:07 PM
Damn dish not having Metro Sports

Priest31kc
11-20-2010, 01:24 PM
So has every other MU fan on the planet. They're relying on a bunch of freshmen to take them over the hump. Pressey is going to be a stud, but he's shown why he's a freshman too. It's too early to tell anything. MU couldn't hit anything from the floor or at the FT line. They may be hot the next game. I do know this....they're going to continue to get beat on the boards against bigger teams than Western Ill, until they get more size. MU has been a horrible rebounding team for a while.

I don't think this team is overrated at all. Those types of games happen. K-State struggled against Presbyterian. It happens.

This team is replacing 5 guys w/ 5 new guys. With MU playing 10 players on a regular basis, its gunna take some time for the rotations & combinations of players to gel, especially offensively. Also, Western Illinois is alot like Nebraska in that they slow the pace of the game down to a halt. We usually struggle w/ those types of teams. They controlled the pace all game, we couldn't hit shots, so we couldn't really set up our press effectively. I think the players were surprised at the pace of the game.

Yes, I can't remember seeing a Mike Anderson MU team struggle w/ a lesser non-con @ home like that, it was a weird game. But we won. And we'll get better. Easily the most talented team MA has had here. Rebounding will always be an issue w/ our style of play.

Priest31kc
11-20-2010, 02:18 PM
Love these new gold unis....

KcMizzou
11-20-2010, 02:31 PM
lol... for a minute there the score read 222-12

|Zach|
11-20-2010, 03:02 PM
lol... for a minute there the score read 222-12

Big Steve went on a run. :D

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-20-2010, 03:03 PM
God, I fucking despise Safford.

|Zach|
11-20-2010, 03:08 PM
Excited for the second half. This is the first time I have been able to sit down and see the team play.

David.
11-20-2010, 03:25 PM
This game is making me nervous
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bobbything
11-20-2010, 03:27 PM
Pretty clean game thus far.

N. Fla - 24 turnovers
MU - 15 turnovers

Any chance at 75 total?

David.
11-20-2010, 03:28 PM
That's better
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duncan_idaho
11-20-2010, 03:33 PM
God, I ****ing despise Safford.

The more Ratliffe acclimates, the less meaningful time Stafford will see.

Ratliffe isn't the smoothest guy in the world, but he reminds me a lot of Reggie Evans (Iowa) physically. Big, strong, wide. Not going to be great putting the ball on the floor, but a good rebounder who is strong enough to score through contact at the rim.

Safford might have the flattest shot I've ever seen from a college player. especially from the charity stripe.

CoMoChief
11-20-2010, 03:43 PM
The more Ratliffe acclimates, the less meaningful time Stafford will see.

Ratliffe isn't the smoothest guy in the world, but he reminds me a lot of Reggie Evans (Iowa) physically. Big, strong, wide. Not going to be great putting the ball on the floor, but a good rebounder who is strong enough to score through contact at the rim.

Safford might have the flattest shot I've ever seen from a college player. especially from the charity stripe.

ROFL

Last year MU fans on this board were boasting about just how valuable Safford was to the team.

Stanley Nickels
11-20-2010, 03:46 PM
ROFL

Last year MU fans on this board were boasting about just how valuable Safford was to the team.

And he was valuable to that team. Idiot.

kepp
11-20-2010, 03:46 PM
ROFL

Last year MU fans on this board were boasting about just how valuable Safford was to the team.
That's because he was valuable LAST YEAR.
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duncan_idaho
11-20-2010, 03:50 PM
ROFL

Last year MU fans on this board were boasting about just how valuable Safford was to the team.

I didn't say he was worthless. He's not a great offensive player (though he is a tough matchup when guarded by a more traditional five), but he's a good post defender and a big body.

There was a significant and noticeable problem with depth and interior rebounding/defense once the rotation was reduced to Ramsey, Bowers and Moore.

kepp
11-20-2010, 03:51 PM
I really hope this team is more consistent this year. It'd be nice to have some games where we don't go completely cold for 10 minutes.
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|Zach|
11-20-2010, 03:52 PM
North Florida's penis be flacid.

Priest31kc
11-20-2010, 04:02 PM
Looks like the team is starting to gel a little and get its rhythm going in the 2nd half....We're gunna get much better...

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-20-2010, 04:04 PM
Kreklow is definitely going to lead this team in trillions this year.

KcMizzou
11-20-2010, 04:04 PM
Ratliffe reminds me a little of Jevon Crudup.

Sure-Oz
11-20-2010, 04:08 PM
Whats the score?

KcMizzou
11-20-2010, 04:08 PM
Final 96-58 Mizzou

duncan_idaho
11-20-2010, 04:09 PM
It's going to take this team some time to gel with as many new faces as there are in the backcourt.

Pressey has huge upside - I really like the way he sees the floor - but he needs to acclimate to college speed and learn what he can and can't get away with.

Ratliffe's development is huge, too. He looks like he's starting to settle in. Much better finishing at the rim, and it looks like he's getting into the shape he needs to be in to play in Anderson's system.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-20-2010, 04:12 PM
Ratliffe reminds me a little of Jevon Crudup.

He's got the same skin tone and cock diesel body, that's for sure.

Priest31kc
11-20-2010, 04:16 PM
It's going to take this team some time to gel with as many new faces as there are in the backcourt.

Pressey has huge upside - I really like the way he sees the floor - but he needs to acclimate to college speed and learn what he can and can't get away with.

Ratliffe's development is huge, too. He looks like he's starting to settle in. Much better finishing at the rim, and it looks like he's getting into the shape he needs to be in to play in Anderson's system.

This.

Priest31kc
11-23-2010, 09:30 AM
Game tonight vs. Wyoming @ 6 on CBS College Sports....

Priest31kc
11-23-2010, 05:02 PM
Let's Go Tigers....take care of business.

Mizzou_8541
11-23-2010, 06:44 PM
He's got the same skin tone and cock diesel body, that's for sure.

He's no T.J. Soyoye, that's for sure.

KcMizzou
11-24-2010, 07:25 PM
Mizzou vs. Lasalle tips of at 8:30 on CBS College Sports again.

KcMizzou
11-24-2010, 07:29 PM
These Cancun games are kinda difficult to watch. No crowd... and it looks like they're playing in a convention center.

Hopefully the team can generate their own excitement.

Honestly, I'd bet the players would rather play on the road against a fired up crowd, than no crowd at all.

Priest31kc
11-24-2010, 07:35 PM
Hhhmmm some SMU football crap is on CBS College Sports right now....wtf

KcMizzou
11-24-2010, 07:38 PM
Hhhmmm some SMU football crap is on CBS College Sports right now....wtfTigerboard says 3rd place game ran long...

Champ game will be on soon.

KcMizzou
11-24-2010, 07:39 PM
Gary Link says 8 min till tipoff.

KcMizzou
11-24-2010, 07:42 PM
Bingo

Priest31kc
11-24-2010, 07:52 PM
Safford w/ the 1st 7 points for MU.

CoMoChief
11-24-2010, 08:02 PM
ROFL

CoMoChief
11-24-2010, 08:02 PM
GET THAT SHIT OUTA HERE!!!!

jjchieffan
11-24-2010, 09:37 PM
Look at those tigers holding up the championship trophy. Now if they can do that in March.

KChiefs1
11-24-2010, 09:38 PM
Ricardo Ratliffe with a double/double by the 10:00 mark in the 2nd half?!?!?!?!!?

He is just what this team needs...can you imagine Tony Mitchell with this group?????

Mizzou_8541
11-24-2010, 09:41 PM
ROFL

GET THAT SHIT OUTA HERE!!!!

Como trolling once again. It must be exhausting for him to be so hung up on Mizzou.

siberian khatru
11-24-2010, 09:42 PM
He is just what this team needs...can you imagine Tony Mitchell with this group?????

Rumor that he's been cleared for next semester.

Mizzou_8541
11-24-2010, 09:47 PM
Rumor that he's been cleared for next semester.

Please, please, please...

With the conitnued development of Ricardo Ratliffe, as well as Bowers, Safford and Moore...that would make a pretty good frontcourt.

siberian khatru
11-24-2010, 09:49 PM
Please, please, please...

With the conitnued development of Ricardo Ratliffe, as well as Bowers, Safford and Moore...that would make a pretty good frontcourt.

Meh, it was on Tigerboard. Don't get your hopes up yet.

KChiefs1
11-24-2010, 09:49 PM
Rumor that he's been cleared for next semester.

That would be HUGE! :drool:

duncan_idaho
11-24-2010, 09:52 PM
Ratliffe's presence on the boards really is a difference maker for this team. His physicality and ability to maintain his rebounding position is a big boost.

Also nice to have a big guy who can finish through some contact at the rim. He throws up the odd crazy-looking shot every now and then, but the guy is exactly what this team needed.

Need to get the Presseys to pull the trigger a little less often, get Kimmie English going, and get Mitchell integrated (here's hoping there's some truth to that rumor).

siberian khatru
11-24-2010, 09:55 PM
Ratliffe's presence on the boards really is a difference maker for this team. His physicality and ability to maintain his rebounding position is a big boost.

Also nice to have a big guy who can finish through some contact at the rim. He throws up the odd crazy-looking shot every now and then, but the guy is exactly what this team needed.

Need to get the Presseys to pull the trigger a little less often, get Kimmie English going, and get Mitchell integrated (here's hoping there's some truth to that rumor).

I'd like to see more Kreklow. I like his game -- plays under control. Tonight he showed a nice shot. I suspect his D isn't quite there yet, which is probably why Anderson has limited his minutes.

DJay23
11-24-2010, 09:57 PM
ROFL

Good lord, just stop.

Priest31kc
11-24-2010, 10:12 PM
Yeah we played much better in the 2nd half, started to come around some. La Salle only lost by 10 to #13 Balyor in Waco, they're not bad. Still think it's gunna take some time to play our best. We'll be better in January rather than Nov-December. And hopefully we do get Mitchell in January....This team has loads of potential, just not there yet.

CoMoChief
11-24-2010, 11:06 PM
MU looks like shit. They better get their heads on straight before they play someone that's worth a damn.

Sure-Oz
11-25-2010, 03:34 AM
MU looks like shit. They better get their heads on straight before they play someone that's worth a damn.

STFU already

Mizzou_8541
11-25-2010, 06:02 AM
MU looks like shit. They better get their heads on straight before they play someone that's worth a damn.

This post epitomizes CoMo's low self-esteem.

DJay23
11-25-2010, 08:49 AM
This post epitomizes CoMo's low self-esteem.

I think he must have walked in on Norm Stewart nailing his mom or something to make him such the over exaggerated cartoon.

Mosbonian
11-25-2010, 09:28 AM
I'd like to see more Kreklow. I like his game -- plays under control. Tonight he showed a nice shot. I suspect his D isn't quite there yet, which is probably why Anderson has limited his minutes.

He reminds me a lot of Matt Lawrence in his first days at MU. Let's hope he gets developed better than Lawrence. If he can fill a role as a good 3 point shooter, this team would have something it hasn't had off the bench for a couple of years.

Priest31kc
11-25-2010, 09:46 AM
He reminds me a lot of Matt Lawrence in his first days at MU. Let's hope he gets developed better than Lawrence. If he can fill a role as a good 3 point shooter, this team would have something it hasn't had off the bench for a couple of years.

Kreklow is gunna be way better than Lawrence, and just as good a 3 point shooter.

And our best 3 point shooter came off the bench last year in Denmon. But I agree Kreklow will be big coming off the bench.

CoMoChief
11-25-2010, 10:12 AM
Kreklow is gunna be way better than Lawrence, and just as good a 3 point shooter.

And our best 3 point shooter came off the bench last year in Denmon. But I agree Kreklow will be big coming off the bench.

This. Kreklow at least can play some defense.....if Lawrence wasn't hitting wide open 3pt attempts, he was useless.

KChiefs1
11-25-2010, 10:36 AM
Why does CoMo continue to post on this thread?

Reerun_KC
11-25-2010, 11:18 AM
Why does CoMo continue to post on this thread?

Because you guys keep making such a big deal about him.

Sure-Oz
11-25-2010, 12:07 PM
Because you guys keep making such a big deal about him.

True....happy thanksgiving

|Zach|
11-29-2010, 09:28 PM
My buddy has an extra ticket for the GT game tomorrow night can't wait.

Sure-Oz
11-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Wish i could've gone....hope mizzou has a solid W

|Zach|
11-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Someone rep me so I can reference this thread easily.

Saul Good
11-29-2010, 09:32 PM
Interesting that GT is favored against a higher ranked team in a "neutral site" game that is in MU's back yard.

|Zach|
11-29-2010, 09:34 PM
Interesting that GT is favored against a higher ranked team in a "neutral site" game that is in MU's back yard.

Missouri has ended up with the desired results but there has been some iffy play and questionable starts along the way.

Hoping they go out and put it together against a solid team.

DJ's left nut
11-29-2010, 09:47 PM
8th row, center court behind the MU bench. I have no idea how they lay out the seats, but I can't imagine that these seats aren't badass.

Pretty damn fired up for tomorrow. I hope these guys go out there and show what they're capable of. They're off right now and I can't figure out why.

It needs to start coming together and there's no time like the presence.

baitism
11-29-2010, 10:22 PM
Interesting that GT is favored against a higher ranked team in a "neutral site" game that is in MU's back yard.

Having watched Mizzou so far, this doesn't really surprise me. They have streaks where they brick everything and can't score for 5 minutes. You do that against a team like GT and you lose.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-29-2010, 10:29 PM
Missouri looks off b/c they have a lot of new players, and many of those players aren't yet in the physical condition necessary to play convincing, high-intensity defense. They can still wear teams out in the second half, but their finishing and shooting will have to improve.

I'd put my money on GT, too.

jbwm89
11-29-2010, 11:54 PM
We are in for a tough one. I think everyone will be surprised how much better this team is by tournament time. MA teams steadily improve and with our youth we should be a whole different team by then.

DJ's left nut
11-30-2010, 10:20 AM
Another thing to remember is that this pre-season ranking was based at least in some part on our highly ranked recruiting class.

That class included Tony Mitchell.

So the #9 we're currently sporting includes residual benefits from Tony Mitchell and obviously he's not playing for us.

I think MU's overrated right now, but we'll find out this evening.

Saulbadguy
11-30-2010, 10:21 AM
Get ready for a Big East FOULFEST!!!1111

baitism
11-30-2010, 10:39 AM
I think MU's overrated right now, but we'll find out this evening.

No question they are. I hope they get TM in the spring, because that is easily enough time to get him integrated into the lineup by March. Has anyone heard any news about him?

gblowfish
11-30-2010, 10:50 AM
I've watched most of Mizzou's games so far this year. They always seem to play to the level of the competition. So I think they'll make a good showing. They may not win, but I don't think they'll get blown out.

KChiefs1
11-30-2010, 12:33 PM
Meh, it was on Tigerboard. Don't get your hopes up yet.


Yeah that's not a reliable source.

Stanley Nickels
11-30-2010, 05:27 PM
Flying Saucer is PACKED

KChiefs1
11-30-2010, 05:58 PM
I think the new guys are going to be overwhelmed to start this game...I'm sure Ratliffe, Kreklow & Pressey have never played in this kinda atmosphere before...need to get to the 1st timeout in good shape.

Brent Williams
11-30-2010, 06:38 PM
does anybody know where i can watch the game online? I don't get ESPNU and really want to watch the game.

KcMizzou
11-30-2010, 06:41 PM
does anybody know where i can watch the game online? I don't get ESPNU and really want to watch the game.

http://atdhe.net/10439/watch-georgetown-vs-missouri

(not sure how well it'll work, but I've had good luck with atdhe.net before, and it's working well now)

Saul Good
11-30-2010, 06:41 PM
I think the new guys are going to be overwhelmed to start this game...I'm sure Ratliffe, Kreklow & Pressey have never played in this kinda atmosphere before...need to get to the 1st timeout in good shape.

Georgetown has a better starting 5, but they don't seem to have much in the way of depth. If we're within about 6 at halftime, I think we're in good shape.

Brent Williams
11-30-2010, 06:46 PM
Sweet!!!!! Thanks a bunch, it is working just fine.

KcMizzou
11-30-2010, 06:48 PM
Sweet!!!!! Thanks a bunch, it is working just fine.:thumb: Hope you get to see a win.

Brent Williams
11-30-2010, 06:53 PM
You and me both...would like to see Tony Mitchell on the team though. That would make me feel much better about tonight.

KcMizzou
11-30-2010, 07:05 PM
First real test of the season. C'mon fellas. :clap:

Priest31kc
11-30-2010, 07:05 PM
LETS GO TIGERS

petegz28
11-30-2010, 07:13 PM
Not off to a great start tonight. Would have been nice had the Ref called the travel before G-Town drained a 3

Priest31kc
11-30-2010, 07:19 PM
We're still committing just too many turnovers, so unlike an MA team.

petegz28
11-30-2010, 07:21 PM
Not looking good. MU down by 10...G-Town draining 3's

Brent Williams
11-30-2010, 07:22 PM
WOW

Priest31kc
11-30-2010, 07:23 PM
Saw this coming.....

DMAC
11-30-2010, 07:26 PM
Mizzou just cant seem to shoot. They drive the lane to get fouled, but then they cant even hit their free throws.

petegz28
11-30-2010, 07:26 PM
G-Town 10-13 from the field

petegz28
11-30-2010, 07:27 PM
Another 3 ...G-Town is just hitting lights out right now

petegz28
11-30-2010, 07:28 PM
And ANOTHER 3......blowout on the way

Priest31kc
11-30-2010, 07:28 PM
Yeah....we're just not very good right now.