SEMO for the upset
I take it Mizzou lost tonight?
UMKC beat them.
Gonna be a long year with this young team. 22% of scoring returned. Thats a lot of points to make up for in a bunch of new guys. Some really bad shooting tonight as well.
I kept telling Bunk that KA wasnt the man for the job, but he just woodnt listen!
Little early to throw the Coach under the bus. Looks like it might be a long year. but I think I'll give the coach more than 1 game.
I will give him a little more leash until recruiting pans out. Freshman 3 guard Jakeenan Gant who figures to be a big part of the offense was announced as being held out due to eligibility concerns. That's worrisome but imagine if he plays the get by UMKC. Arizona is gonna destroy this team though
come on guys. Look at the roster. It's not hard to figure out this year is going to be a big time struggle. Let's all show some basketball IQ here and give this man A LOT of rope. Because it's going to take a ton of time. We have a program that has been hurt first by the untimely departure of Mike Anderson and then the reliance of transfers by Frank Haith. Let Kim Anderson do his job and give him time. No way this gets going the way we all want it to go for at least 3 years.
Agree Whitty but one can only hope that last night was a one time thing because too many of those type losses will cost you the job in less than 2 years
No doubt that last nigh was a bad loss.
I just hope we beat Valparasio today. This is just embarrassing. Our number one target in Antonio Blakeney scores 65 by himself in his HS opener. He out scored our entire team output.
I agree with you jwhitlock this program has to be built from foundation up going to take some time!
Time is something that is in short supply when you lose games like Friday, but a win would go a long way in bringing some calm to a bad start! A win would make for a great weekend! Rams, Mizzou fb, and Blues have all won now let's go Mizzou bb
Not in this case, I don't think. Anderson is, if I'm not mistaken, the lowest paid coach in the SEC. There's a reason for that. No way he gets fired after two years unless they show no improvement or take a step back. Showing improvement next year to this year is going to be easy because this year is going to be bad.
That is true and tonight is not looking all that good
This team will look a lot different at the end of the year. New coach and only 4 players on the team that put on a Mizzou jersey last year. I'm not saying they'll be a top 25 team at the end of the year because they won't but they will be a lot better.
Nice bounce back win for Mizzou tonight. Tigers 56, Valparaiso 41.
Deuce I agree. They struggled scoring tonight but I already like how Mizzou pays much attention to detail on the defensive end.
They also run an offense so now they have to define their roles and continue to improve. Long way to go, but tonight was a start. Oral Roberts is next up
The way MA screwed us over when he left, and Frank Haith just throwing rosters together every year by reaching into a scrabble bag, it will take a little bit to get this team going in the right direction.
Mike Anderson was accepted just fine. The entire state was upset when he left. But Arkansas threw the big bucks at him. Yes, from a recruiting standpoint, he screwed us. If you don't see that, you can't see.
Haith is a different story. However, rode the coattails of a great senior class left by Anderson for a great first year. After that, he relied on transfers. I'm glad he left. His teams didn't guard and they had the lowest assist to turnover ratio in the country last year. However, he left Anderson a roster that would have no choice to be underclassmen heavy. I'm glad Anderson has chose to go the freshman route instead of relying on transfers. That will be better for the program in the long run.
Mizzou won again tonight, a 14-point victory over Oral Roberts. Nothing to get excited about I know, but they're now 2-1, and hopefully will continue the trend.
We have a tough test vs. Arizona next. It will be tough to continue the trend, but ya never know.
Yeah this club is going get smoked by Arizona but I'm glad Teki is turning it around shooting wise. It appears he and Clark will have to create all the offense because no one else can really get their own shot or even get others good looks. This team needs Gant back and scoring in the worst way
ORU had 1 win coming and it was against Tulsa so good for Mizzou. We all know who coaches that team!!!
Any win is a solid win for Mizzou. They have shown improvement since the UMKC game. Oral Roberts and Valpo are definitely better than UMKC. They need to compete well against Arizona and continue to improve.
Whens Gant comn back?
Who knows. He is in eligibility limbo and once the NCAA gets involved time ceases to apply to them
I would not classify last night as a solid win. They were trailing the first 27 minutes of the game. It was just a win.....a loss would have been horrible. 2-1 does not indicate how bad this team is right now. Kentucky and Arizona will destroy this team.
You're right but Arizona and Kentucky will destroy a lot of teams this year.
Oh Dumpy Downer quit.
I would classify it as a solid win. Mizzou is a young team. The expectations of this team must be tempered. Of course, Oral Roberts is nothing to rave about. But, it has nothing to do with ORU. It has more to do with the mindset of the Tigers players and coaching staff. They need confidence. That's why, in my opinion, any win against a Division 1 opponent that's considered to be a mid major or higher with a decent reputation is classified as a solid win. Having said all of that, if Arizona shows up and plays well this weekend, Mizzou is gonna get blitzed badly. But maybe they will underestimate the Tigers, kinda like Kentucky did Buffalo last week. Playing Arizona competitively could help the psyche of the Tigers. Probably gonna get whipped though.
There is just no way this team defends Arizona inside. Not enough there for Mizzou. Only way that game is close is if Clark has an unreal night passing, Teki has an unreal night scoring, and Arizona gets in foul trouble.
I agree, Bunk. It could be a dunkfest for the Wildcats.
We need a 5 that can actually chew gum and run at the same time.
That wouldn't hurt a thing, Deuce.
I know it's next year, but that is why Thomas Bryant is a must get for you guys. He is a man! Really just down to Indianna, Mizzou,and Syracuse.
Heard UK trying to make a move on him Buck. What's up with that. Can't we just have one player just one!
Arizona 87 Mizzou 55 Hope I'm wrong
Hmmm hadn't heard that one lol. But I could see it happening. I think it would depend on how Zimmerman (top priority) and Swanigans recruitments go. They are both really really secretive about how their leaning. So UK is probably just covering their bases. But it's happened before, Isaiah Briscoe didn't have UK in his top 5, but when they started recruiting him he added them and ultimately committed.
Had to go check that out, and it looks like Bryant is actually visiting UK tomorrow and attending the game. Mile Bridges is going with him. He hasn't been offered a scholarship yet though.
Now I look like I was really trolling with that first post haha. I really didn't know he was coming to visit.
Mizzou needs Bryant.....words cannot do justice how much Mizzou needs this guy.
They need a true 5 or really big 4. Ted Kapita and Caleb Swanigan are two other guys who fit the bill who Mizzou has been recruiting very hard.
Maui Invitational starts today. This is the most prestigious season tournament in the nation and showcases some of the top programs, or coming-up programs, in the country. So, how does Mizzou finish? Any takers how all the teams will finish?
Purdue vs. Kansas State
Mizzou vs. Arizona
Pittsburgh vs. Chaminade
BYU vs. San Diego State
Mizzou finishes 6 or 7 honest opinion. Would love to be proved wrong though
If they could find a way to win 2 games that would be really good considering.
I see one win at most
Just a thought, this team would be a lot more fun to watch with Jabari Brown. It would at least give them an outside presence. He is now on his third team, and in the D-league, not looking like he will get called up any time soon. I'm still questioning his decision a bit. (To an a bit you could throw Clarkson in, who is now in the D-league. But I know he has had some more success, just more of a "what if" on him)
Yeah.....it was a bad decision for both because everybody that I read was saying mid 2nd round at the best.
When did Clarkson get sent down? He was getting some minutes for the Lakers. If he can't stick with the Lakers he is in trouble.
About a week ago. Yeah getting sent down by one of the 3 worst teams in the league is not a good sign. He was pulled back up last night I believe, but never got in the game. Will probably float back and forth quite a bit, especially when he gets called up and doesn't get it, that's not helping him any.
Mizzou will play Purdue tomorrow and probably lose. Good news is we should at least beat Chaminade. *hopefully*
We'll this just happened. Thomas Bryant's mother just gave the interview of interviews where she says he is really down to two schools, Syracuse and Indiana, and pretty much rips all the schools except Syracuse (ripped Indiana pretty hard) and she is basically saying to me that he is down to just Syracuse.
Here is the article of the interview, I think it should be read http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2014/11/thomas_bryant_syracus...
Meanwhile Purdue is absolutely hammering the Tigers right now. 37-16 3mins to go in 1st half. This is a team that will be lucky to get into the NIT this year.
Thank GOD that 1st half if over. 45-20
Some of the worst basketball I have ever seen Mizzou play.
Not surprised that Mizzou is losing. I am surprised at their effort. First time this year they have not played very hard.
Not watching the game, but did go look at the stats. Teki with no points is not a good sign. Also looks like yall are getting pretty heavily outrebounded, like the have double ya'lls rebounds and 4 players have more rebounds than any Mizzou guy. Who is yall's primary leading rebounder normally!?
Rosburg and JW3 are the primary rebounders.
I forgot about Teki....he is has been an okay rebounder so far.
Looks like Rosburg is having an off game then. Missed every shot he's taken and only gotten 2 rebounds in a period and a half of basketball.
Rosburg really is not off. He's just not very good, other than at fouling. If we had anybody at all he'd be a sub off the bench.
Mizzou has shown better effort in the second half. And they've made some shots, which always helps.
Looks like we're lookn at a .500 season at best. Just not enough talent. Rosburg is NOT a major D-I talent.
Before I thought we might not win 10 games. I agree and think they will be about .500
hahaha gotcha! Just looking at his stats I was thinking wow he's getting dominated, but makes sense now. Rebounding margin was 36-22. And yall had 9 more fouls than they did.
Also if yall noticed Anderson was wearing a mic but gave the mic back to ESPN at halftime haha.
This is an every other week deal with Bryant and his mother. She is dead set on Syracuse and Bryant is not set on them but is considering them. Mizzou is in that till Thomas himself says we they are out
She's a candid little lady that's for sure haha.
This is the second time she has done this. First time she stated he committed to Syracuse like a month ago.
Playing like they did today sure won't help recruiting
Well they sure can guarantee instant boatloads of minutes to any recruit who's got some talent!
Early playing time.
We said that at the same time Ciri
Well I didn't see your post updated yet at least
Haha its all good!
Does anyone think Chaminade can beat us? They did play Pitt well in the 1st game.
We are favored by 13
What time is this game!?
I think Mizzou will win, but it will be closer than 13.
Zou was favored by 14 over the kangaroos
Nice win by the Zou! Somebody earlier that any win is nice or good or something like that.....I agree. Any win at this point is good.
Covered the line
I agree. I don't think we can overvalue any win for Mizzou at this point. I wish we'd had Anderson last year! We'd been a ton better. I like the fact that the players respond to tough situations in a positive manner. The roster just doesn't have the talent to support big time success. But I think we play a better brand of basketball than we did last year under Haith.
Haith had no idea how to coach. The lose to Norfolk St. in the NCAA tourney proved that. He was such a bad hire.
Oklahoma St. putting a beatdown on Mizzou. The cats have gotten declawed.
Without Gant we will finish under .500, thats a lock. This may be the least talented zou team since the mid 80's. Again, rosberg would not start for SEMO, thats how far weve fallen.
U got that right about Rosberg but neither would Post. I watched Post play 3 times while at SWIC and was wondering back then why in the world was MIZZOU wasting a scholarship on him.
Post and Rosberg are Haith's doing. That man helped flatten the basketball program. But ultimately I blame Alden for the hire in the first place.
Haith is a smooth talker. Makes sense because he's always had a decent reputation as a recruiter. If Rosburg was a walk on I could stomach him being on the squad.
Post is lazy. If he had a motor and some drive to go,with his size and decent athleticism he could be a solid player.
Mizzou beat Elon tonight 78-73. Mizzou was outscored by 14 in the 2nd half. Its sad how far we have fallen in a few short years. We barely have power 5 conference talent on this team.
Yup, 10 wins mite be a stretch this year
Mizzou lost the Bragging Rights Game today to Illinois 62-59 on a buzzer-beater that was an absolute junk shot!
Promising game for 2 reasons. Rosburg played limited minutes and Post did not get off the bench. This was their best effort so maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel!
This will take three years then Mizzou will be in the top 15 in the country!
The future looks brighter for Mizzou. In JW3, Clark, isabell, gant, ceaser, Allen, and wright we have 7 pretty solid underclass men who are no threat to turn pro early. In 2-3 years Mizzou basketball will be much better and considering how the baffoons who coached before left like they did that's about as quick a turnaround that any reasonable person could ask.
My my my. 3 seasons later and Mizzou has ultimately moved nowhere. Lost people (JW3 to Gonzaga) and others.
It was stated on here that it would be at least 3 years before Anderson had the Tigers being any good...here we are. It almost feels that it is no longer a matter of "if" he is fired...but when? Thoughts?
Mizzou has been improving but it appears to be too little, too slowly. It isn't enough to rise to mere mediocrity. Anderson needs to land a all-conference caliber recruit with one of his two remaining scholarships.
Unfortunately KA will be gone due to being the first team in SEC HISTORY!!! to lose 20 games 3 yrs in a row. Thats a tuff accomplishment for a team thats only been a member for what, 5yrs or so?
He was dealt a raw deal. He took over when Mizzou became a laughing stock P.C. university. Lost all creditability and lost in overall student numbers. I mean really, who would want to go to Miz-P-E-U now after their **** poor approach to handling a snowflake protest and entitled students that all should have been expelled from school and sent on their freaking way!
For the last three years, Mizzou has been terrible. I don't think they can find an established coach willing to take this position due to the **** poor support from administration. They will cave under pressure of loud mouth students and continue to be the laughing stock school in Missouri.
I'd say give him a couple more years and see what happens. Maybe he can get them to a middle of the road option again soon. Then, perhaps some players from the 3-star and 4-star caliber will look their way. Right now all the basketball talent in Mo. will look to SLU, not Mizzou.
KA is not coaching at Mizzou next year Kool-Aid.
Then, they better enjoy another coach that will not be much better if better at all!
Just saying. KA is a good coach, good man and knows how to win, but these athletes for Mizzou are not his type of players! He hasn't been able to recruit to Mizzou cause of the campus and atmosphere. They better pray the next coach is a former coach (currently out of work or at a little university) with a Big Name...
Best Avaibale UP & COMING:
Dan Muller, Illinois State
Matt McCall, Chattanooga
Mitch Henderson, Princeton
Will Wade, VCU
Mark Gottfried (fired) NC State
Dave Rice (Fired) UNLV (now assistant at Nevada)
You are 110% correct about the university as a whole kool-aid. Unless they hire an administrative leader to "drain the swamp" of the cupcake liberal agenda at Zou, we can forget about attracting the necessary athletes and coaches that would elevate the football and hoops teams out of the black hole theyve been sucked into.
Which is why its probly useless gittn ridda KA because I cant see a talented coach wanting to be a part of the mess
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