Did Missouri Earn a #1 Seed with Win?
How often does this sort of thing happen? After merely every single practice, according to Dixon. The four of them call themselves the “Overtime Crew.”
“These guys love to hoop,” (Frank) Haith said. “And they play the game the right way.”
They hope to be rewarded for their efforts with a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance. After beating Baylor, the Tigers stood on the championship podium and chanted as much. Had they been able to protect that 19-point lead at Kansas late last month, they’d likely be the No. 2-overall seed in the tournament. As it is, they wait for Sunday night.
“Nothing about it is (for having) the easiest path,” (Kim) English said. “It’s the respect factor.”
Respect begins at home. Respect is earned, not given.
“I think we’ve earned everyone’s respect now,” (Marcus) Denmon said. “They know we’re a force to be reckoned with.”
Next up: continued pursuit of the highest note in program history.