An X-Man and PB Appreciation Post… Are you really surprised?

Detractors, if you’re out there— SCRAM, because REALLY… dedicating my post to anyone BUT these two would just be silly.

But first, I could watch this on repeat. Y’all, I just LOVE this team. I think you know that already, but really… I never stopped believing.

The Highlights. Sigh. That was fun.

And now, it’s time to appreciate these two.

Parker Braun.

Dude.

DUDE…. What a performance (I’m ignoring bricking those two FTs). SIX POINTS. SEVEN REBOUNDS. FOUR BLOCKS. TWO ASSISTS. CAREER HIGH IN MINUTES (24).

Let’s see what the Twitterverse had to say about this.

Here’s the dunk. The stuff of legends, as Gabe said. He was called for a foul on this, but apparently, Referee Pat Adams came over to him at the end of the first half and apologized for making the call against him. Damn right.

Accurate. We all thought it.

The moral of this story? Sophie Cunningham knows what she’s talking about. Never doubt The Mayor.

Xavier.Pinson.

Wow. His recent ascent into awesomeness makes me so happy to see I might cry. LOVE. TO. SEE. IT. 32 points on 9-13 shooting (4-4 from 3) to go along with 4 rebounds and only 2 turnovers in his 27 minutes? That’ll do, X. That’ll do.

My favorite tweet of the night:

A new name for Friend of the Site Blake Lovell’s podcast? It’s got a nice ring to it, eh?

In reference to his technical foul for staring down the player he just dunked on and probably saying some words (yeah, he said something for sure):

Even the SEC noticed. #itjustmeansmore

And of course, WE noticed here at Rock M.

We see you, X.

And with that, on to the links!



Football

  • In case you would like to give any of the Mizzou Football staff a follow:
  • Dave Matter tweeted this about the D1 working group, who has been discussing changing the policies on transfers having to sit out. You can also read more about here from the NCAA site:

Hoops

Other Mizzou Sports News

  • Baseball showcased second baseman Mark Vierling’s performance as lead-off man. Also, they are providing incentives for new season ticket holders. Check out MUTigers.com/BSBTix for more details!
  • The tumbling Tigers are back on the mat at Hearnes on Friday when take on LSU, and they are raising money for the Food Bank.
  • Some highlights from Tennis’ win over SEMO on Monday! You can read the recap here (MUTigers.com)
  • Track wraps up their regular indoor season this weekend at home in the Missouri Collegiate Challenge.

Mizzou in the Pros

  • Congrats to Sophie on being named Collegiate Sportswoman of the Year at the WIN Columbia luncheon. Coach Pingeton accepted the award on her behalf.
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