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AmishSamurai
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Men's Hoops

So realize the competition has been light for the first 4 games ...

But it is a lot of fun to watch a team play consistently good offensive basketball again. On the defensive side, too many reach in fouls and dumb fouls away from the basket ...

But seeing the team average 90+ points per game to start 4-0 is a lot more entertaining than the product we suffered through the past 5-7 years ...

This team has sleeper potential to finish Top 4 in the SEC this season ...
This post was edited on 11/15 at 9:19 pm


RamboMizzou
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re: Men's Hoops
My favorite part is we’ve had 4 different players have massive games in the first 4 games and that’s not even including our best player in Mosely who is slowly carving a role on this team.

I’m scared to fall in love with this team but they about got me.


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the808bass
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quote:

This team has sleeper potential to finish Top 4 in the SEC this season


Highly unlikely.

I think our ceiling is around a couple games over .500. We are going to struggle mightily against the SEC rebounding and size.

But I agree that it’s so much more fun to watch.


Wtodd
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Have they given Gates a raise and extension yet?


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MizzouFan13
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I think our ceiling is around a couple games over .500. We are going to struggle mightily against the SEC rebounding and size.


This, we are going to bet bullied in the paint all season. Its gonna be painful at times, but at least our offense and speed in transition is moving in the right direction. I'm guessing it will be a 3 year rebuild until we are top half of the SEC, if we don't find big men in the transfer portal. Obviously, the transfer portal can speed that up to next year.


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AmishSamurai
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I think our ceiling is around a couple games over .500. We are going to struggle mightily against the SEC rebounding and size.


Fair enough.

It's at least nice to recruit kids who can actually shoot, distribute off the dribble and score more than 60 a game.

Though if we get hot and the other team goes cold (see Michigan State taking down Kentucky last night) ...
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Drydock
Missouri Fan
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re: Men's Hoops
Yeah, it's a lot more fun to watch. Hey Eli, hear that? Offense is fun to watch. Who knew!


everytrueson
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Houston & Kansas City
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I haven't watched a game yet.

Good to hear though. I will check in once they win a few that matter. It's still football season.


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Ridgewalker
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Agree. Looks like we finally have a coach who is worried more about playing good ball and winning vs. being a social services director.


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Arksulli
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: Men's Hoops
quote:

I think our ceiling is around a couple games over .500. We are going to struggle mightily against the SEC rebounding and size.


That puts you in spitting distance of a NCAA tourney bid. Win a couple of games in the SEC tourney, maybe knock off a Kentucky or Arkansas in the regular season...

If you want to fix what ails you in basketball make the Big Dance.


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mizslu314
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re: Men's Hoops
defense needs to get better fast or we'll see a lot of exciting..L's.


the808bass
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re: Men's Hoops
I’m ok with exciting Ls this season.


notsince98
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efense needs to get better fast or we'll see a lot of exciting..L's.


The defense has gotten better each game out from what I have seen. They were lost on rotations to start the year but have started cleaning that up quite a bit.


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reedus23
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re: Men's Hoops
Agree 808. Fun to watch but size will get them. I have to imagine Gates really thought he had that over 7 foot kid out of WKU. That would have really rounded out the team.


Wtodd
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Member since Oct 2013
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quote:

’m ok with exciting Ls this season.

How the mighty have fallen


the808bass
SE Missouri Fan
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re: Men's Hoops
We have three players from last year and two of them suck (and aren’t playing). It’s a 100% roster turnover.

You can actually see Gates building to something. And we have 3 4*s coming next year.


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mizslu314
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A center or legit PF away from being a very good team. Deep at 1-4


AmishSamurai
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2020
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re: Men's Hoops
They're proving tonight that they can defend and rebound when called on.

Coach Gates ...



AmishSamurai
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2020
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re: Men's Hoops
And they can still score at will ...



RamboMizzou
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I’m happy as hell to see basketball back.


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