“Barring a collapse down the stretch, Missouri isn’t going to miss the NCAA tournament. Losing 73-71 at Arkansas doesn’t change that.
They’ve beaten Illinois, VCU and Ole Miss and they have just one truly horrible loss — at LSU. Given the rest of the teams that are currently sitting on the bubble, the Tigers are in really good shape. Arkansas beats everyone at home. Losing is never a good thing, but a loss at Arkansas is far from reason to sound the alarm.”
(via Missouri loses at Arkansas, but don’t complain about the refs | CollegeBasketballTalk)
Derrick Cheivous - well do I remember him.
Phil Pressey dominated the Braggin’ Rights game despite putting up one of the worst shooting nights of his career. Pressey, who goes by the nickname “Flip”, might have changed it to “Chuck” after going 2-18 from the floor. And yet, Pressey proved the truism that a pass-first point guard can change a game without scoring, dishing out ten assists on the night and controlling the tempo of a chippy, physical Braggin’ Rights game.
(via No. 12 Mizzou survives No. 10 Illinois, claims Braggin’ Rights | CollegeBasketballTalk)
I’m going to give you a little background info, so you know how sincere I am when I say the next thing I’m going to say.
I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. This is a place near the Missouri border, where friction between the two states has been a thing since before they even WERE states. That has spilled over into the rivalry between KU and Missouri. It’s entirely possible to grow up in Lawrence thinking that Columbia, Missouri is the butthole of the universe, and some people may literally believe that is so. The same is true in reverse for people who attended Mizzou, when they think of Lawrence.
So, believe me when I say that Kim English is one of my favorite athletes on Twitter of all time. He is thoughtful, intelligent and fair-minded. And I can say that even though he — in the abstract at least — hates my crimson-and-blue guts.
Follow him. You’ll see what I mean.
Oh, and Muck Fizzou.
“I could quote any number of recent articles, but I’ll spare you the quotes. They’re all the same. Mizzou is reloading. Frank Haith has re-framed everyone’s perceptions and pre-conceptions. We’re sorry Frank, we never should have doubted.
Which - of course - makes me wonder where all the columns are about Jim Larranaga. Larranaga took over Frank Haith’s roster at Miami - substituting Kenny Kadji for the one lost starter - and then promptly had the best big man in the ACC blow out his knee. He began the year without Reggie Johnson, played the latter part of the year with an out-of-shape Johnson on one good knee, and still managed to do something Frank Haith never did in seven years at Miami: he finished with a winning record in the ACC.
(via Frank Haith, and the need to over-correct | May)
Can the KU Alumni Association actually get Jayhawk license plates made in Missouri?
“The odds were against the initiative from the beginning, because a member of the Missouri legislature must sponsor any bill to add a new plate design. It sounds like another Mission: Impossible sequel, but as KUSports.com pointed out, finding a politician willing to risk statewide shunning was difficult, but, surprisingly enough, not impossible.”
(via Is KU Alumni Association trolling the entire state of Missouri? | CollegeBasketballTalk)