Can Mizzou Basketball Get Off The Bubble?


Feb 25, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith (center with light pants) and his staff react during the game against the Georgia Bulldogsduring the second half at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Missouri 71-56. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It’s officially March Madness and the maddening season that seems to be Mizzou basketball is coming to an end. Two more regular season games and then it becomes Win or Go Home for every team in NCAA Division 1 basketball. So can the Tigers win and be impressive enough to convince the NCAA selection committee that they are one of the best 68 teams in the country?

How they can get off the bubble? 

Win out would be the obvious solution because then you take the decision out of the hands of the selection committee. However that is quite difficult to do. They can at least win out in the regular season. The Missouri Tigers can beat the Texas A&M Aggies tonight and then beat Tennessee on Saturday and win at least 1 game in the SEC Tournament to get off the NCAA tournament bubble.

How they can burst their bubble? 

Lose to Texas A&M tonight. It’s senior night and the Tigers have a myriad of bad losses this season. Vanderbilt, Alabama, and Ole Miss are all bad losses in a mediocre SEC. If the Tigers were in the Big 12 with 20+ wins, this wouldn’t be an issue but they aren’t and they have to play who they play. That means if you want to be viewed as a very good team, you have to win. You can’t keep losing and expect to be in the NCAA tournament.

It’s up to Mizzou Basketball to win. The journey begins now.

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