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First Monday of 2022 isn’t kind to Mizzou Hoops

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If I told you there was a 12-2 basketball team, with two losses to the top 15 and a win over the best team in the country, what do you think? You think this team will be ranked, right? At least, somewhere in the top 20-25 range?

Well, you will. is being. wrong!

Turns out, beating your undefeated opponent to even 8 players (not including your best player) doesn’t count for much in basketball these days – what’s this world to come up with?! Despite last week’s dramatic win, Mizzou didn’t break into the top 25 in an Associated Press poll. They’re knocking on the door, but not quite on the entrance.

Missouri, whose win over South Carolina last Thursday boosted them with just eight active players, went from receiving no votes last week to losing only 25th place.

Missouri (12-2, 1-0 SE Conference) beat the Gamecocks (13-1, 1-1) 70-69 in overtime in a last-second layup by Lauren Hansen. South Carolina, which rebounded with its victory on Sunday, still received 22 out of 30 first-place votes from a national media panel to stay on top in the poll.

The problem here is Miso’s poor non-conference schedule, which is clearly detrimental to their perception in the eyes of some voters. Mizzou is only ranked 44th on NET, which is actually a place lower than last week’s rank (which I didn’t get, but whatever).

However, everyone still underestimated tigers. RPI (Rating Percentage Index) currently has Missouri as the 10th best country team (!!!) according to their scores on the field.

In a bit of positive (perhaps neutral) news, Missouri’s postponed game against Vanderbilt has been rescheduled to later this month.

On the men’s side, it’s definitely worse. As if fighting a 6-7 start wasn’t enough, Mizzou will now be fired for at least 5 more days due to positive COVID-19 cases in the program.

Wednesday’s Tigers game against Mississippi State has been postponed due to coronavirus protocols being enacted within MU after testing positive.

No makeup date has been announced for the match against the Bulldogs. Missouri’s next match scheduled for Saturday is at home against Alabama.

It’s a severe blow to the Tigers, who will now go about 10 days between games, which will make it difficult to regain momentum for a date with #15 in Alabama. Although if it were up to Konzo Martin, maybe Wednesday’s game wouldn’t stop at all?

I won’t even get into that. I’m sure the comments section will adequately analyze it without my unnecessary comment.

  • It was a review day for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which ran a full line of stories going back to 2021 in Mizzou Sports: a column about the volatile nature of the season; superlatives for a list from 6 to 7; The biggest moments of the season.
  • Here’s something we missed yesterday morning: #TigerStyle put nine wrestlers on the podium and took home the Team Cup at the Southern Scuffle this weekend.
  • Mizzou Soccer officially added a striker to their roster yesterday. Welcome to Columbia, Marley Heaven!
  • KOMU’s Ben Arnett brought up KC Star writer for the win Lila Bromberg in a clip talking about Mizzou’s big win over South Carolina and the men’s scrimmage team.
  • Mizzou Diving Team Their 2022 schedule kicked off yesterday at the Tennessee Diving Invitational, which runs through Thursday. Head over to for more information.
  • I won’t comment on the fact that The Bachelor is a former Mizzou Football player, unless he starts telecasting Mizzou on national TV. If you want to keep up, Head over to their Twitter siteOr Karen will be happy to provide all the info about #BachelorNation.
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