Mizzou Basketball Is Just Around The Corner


February 29, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Jarrett Sutton (25) addresses the crowd for senior night at Mizzou Arena. The Missouri Tigers defeated the Iowa State Cyclones 78-72. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE

Get excited Mizzou basketball fans, get real excited.

Last Friday night tipped off the beginning of events for the Missouri Tiger mens basketball team when they did the annual “Mizzou Madness”. This event includes scrimmages by both the mens and womens basketball teams, and also a slam-dunk contest that senior guard Keion Bell won.

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. Over the next couple of weeks we will be going over strengths and weaknesses of this years team and where we rank in the NCAA.

I really feel that this could be a special year for the Tigers. Guard Phil Pressey will look to have a breakout year while others like forward Lawrence Bowers and quard Micheal Dixon will do all they can to help the team succeed and get far into the tournament.

The most exciting move that the Missouri Tigers made this offseason was when they brought in forward Alex Oriakhi from UCONN! I don’t know if that name rings a bell to you but if you know college basketball then you know that he has already won the NCAA tournament once with Kemba Walker! This guy is a complete manimal. He is the missing piece that the Tigers needed all year last year.

The sky is the limit for us this year. We have size, talent, and heart.

Frank Haith stepped into the program and continued the winning tradition that we are all starting to know. I remember when everyone was down on the Fraink Haith hiring, but look at our team now. I almost want to cry when I look at the size and talent we have on our team.

Could it be Mizzou fans? Do we have something to prove to this nation? We know our strengths as a school, one of those strengths is playing fundamental basketball.

I will be going more in depth in the upcoming days about more new faces in the Tigers program this year that some people may not know of quite yet!

Have a great day guys! Looking forward to this season and sharing all of it with you!

– Jordan Pollock, Lead Editor