Mizzou hoops is on a roll after their second buzzer-beating shot of the season securing a win against then No. 6 Tennessee in Knoxville on Saturday.
The identity of this team is a throw-back to a time when Mizzou 3-point shooting supremecy lied in the hands of names like Booker, Atkins and O’Liney. But unlike their 90’s predacessor, what they lack in height, they make up for in defense and hustle. Their turnover margin is well documented. They simply find ways to win.
Rolling in to Auburn, Alabama on Valentine’s Day evening won’t be a love affair, it’ll be a battle of two teams aiming for a first round bye in the SEC Tournament in March.
Finishing in fourth position or higher in the SEC would allow Mizzou to skip the first round of games on Thursday March 9, allowing them to play against the winner of one of those games on Friday March 10.
As of Tuesday morning, a lot of excitement was already generated on Twitter by Mizzou fans. Auburn fans weren’t discussing the game as much. Will this translate into the atmosphere on the court for Mizzou’s benefit tonight? Stick with the Mizzou Report for updates prior to the game.