With Wednesday’s brutal, hard-to-watch loss at Oklahoma State, Mizzou fell to 3-4 in the Big 12 after starting the season 14-1. For now they still hold the #15 spot in the rankings but that will be a thing of the past if they drop Saturday’s home game against the same Colorado team that spanked them in Boulder a month ago.
But slipping out of the Top 25 is the least of Coach Mike Anderson’s concerns. Lose this weekend to Colorado, tack on the virtually guaranteed loss at Kansas on Monday and Mike Anderson will be face-to-face with the menace that has already swallowed up Frank Martin’s Kansas State Wildcats and Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans, two fellow highly ranked preseason teams…
Suddenly tomorrow has become a huge game for the Tigers. Because nobody likes VIP passes to the most stressful place in college basketball.