Here's an opportunity to beat a team we shouldn't beat... and keep that ember of a chance we got at the NCAAT alive. DJC will love the fact that his Cardinals are signing autographs before tip-off at 1PM CST (on ESPN2 BTW).
Missouri comes in at 1-2 in conference play... losing to Vanderbilt in their last game 78-75. Looking at the schedule we have 3 common opponents: UCLA, UGA, and Vanderbilt. We're 1-2 with a win over Vandy while Missouri is 1-2 with a win over UCLA. UGA pwns both of us. Damn.
Missouri is 13-3, but only 3-3 in their last 6. Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown lead the offense at 18.8 and 18.4 PPG. Clarkson also leads in assists. Brown is their best 3pt shooter (.422)
On the boards Earnest Ross and Johnathan Williams pull 6.5 and 7.0 a game. Ross also drops 14 per (you might remember him from his cup of coffee at Auburn).
Offensively they score 75 a game while giving up only 66.4. They don't force a lot of turnovers (roughly 10 a game), but don't turn the ball over much either.
This is a game we could win if (big if) we get some production inside. Hopefully we can build on the beatdown of $tate and leave Columbia with a W. This is a winnable game (and I think I've been posting here long enough to NOT have a homer tag).