A Closer Look At Mizzou Getting Jayhawked
There's been some good, some bad, and some ugly this season for Missouri, but Saturday's game at Kansas might fall into a whole new category in this topsy-turvy year.
"Terrible, It don't get no more. Terrible. Just a terrible effort," senior guard Jimmy McKinney said.
The Tigers got 15 points apiece from both their leading scorers, Jimmy McKinney and Thomas Gardner. For the rest of the team, however, putting the ball in the basket was made pretty difficult by the Jayhawk defense. They managed just a total of 16 points.
Thomas Gardner added his opinion saying, "You know today they really just jumped us. You know they were switching and coming from all angles. It seemed like every time I turned and thought I had a free look, you know Robinson, Chalmers, Rush was getting a hand on the ball, you know, and I think that was really a lot of players. You know Jason did a reverse pivot, then here comes Rush right behind him. You know they just did a great job of scrambling on defense, and really tried to make it tough on us getting the ball into the paint."
The numbers tell the story pretty well, with Mizzou's 21 turnovers. More-than doubled up on the boards by KU 41-20. The Tigers had a 15-minute stretch without a field goal in the second half. And all of it added up to a 79-46 blowout, just another disappointment in a seemingly endless year of frustration.
A year that after Saturday's game looks just five games from being over, with four left in Big-12 play and one guaranteed game in the Big-12 tournament.