Senior guard Marcus Denmon told the Missourian’s Laura Oberle he isn’t buying into any hype from the Tigers’ 8-0 start to the season.
It started with a blowout victory over then-ranked California in Kansas City. After a convincing win over Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday, the Tigers enter Saturday’s game against Navy 8-0.
But senior captain Marcus Denmon has a reminder for critics and fans alike.
“Eight games doesn’t decide a season,” Denmon said. “We haven’t won or done anything yet.”
Missouri’s fast start to the season is certainly a lot better than anyone could have expected, but Denmon has the right perspective. The Tigers’ selfless style of play has propelled them to some big wins, but only time will tell if their execution and selflessness will compensate for their lack of size when playing against Big 12 opponents. Still, Denmon’s comments show a maturity and self-awareness that should give Missouri fans hope.