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Missouri Tigers 2010-11 Season Recap

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2010-11 Record: 23-11

Big 12 Conference Record (Standing): 8-8 (tied for 5th)

Our Preseason Predictions:

Joe: 4th in the Big 12

Evan: 3rd in the Big 12

Matt: 2nd in the Big 12

Season MVP: Marcus Denmon (Junior)
Heading into the season, Kim English was who everyone was pegging not only to be team MVP, but also contend for conference MVP, but English never found his stride this season. But where Kim lagged, Marcus Denmon stepped up. Denmon was finally healthy for a full season for the first time in his career as a Tiger and it showed, as he led Mizzou in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game, good for seventh in the Big 12.

Season Recap:
The Tigers had high hopes coming into the season, and only an overtime loss to Georgetown kept them from escaping the non-conference unscathed. It was the Big 12 conference season, though, where the Tigers showed their stripes. Finishing conference play 8-8, Mizzou never played better than their mediocre Big 12 record indicates. Having finished 2-6 against the teams that were seeded higher than them in the conference tournament, Mizzou really got most of their wins beating up on lesser opponents.

What doomed Mizzou was their lack of size/aggressiveness in the paint.  They could out "athlete" most schools, but when a team slowed the game down and went inside, Mizzou didn't have an answer. And what was once a fun offense to watch, turned into what looked like a three point shooting contest as the season wore on.

What was once the 9th team in the nation, ended up as an 11-seed in the NCAA Tournament, suffering a first round loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats.

2011-2012 Outlook:
Next season should be interesting for the Tigers. They lost Mike Anderson, and Frank Haith comes in with six seniors on the squad. With that type of experience on a college team, you always have to think that they'll win games based on lessons learned. What will be interesting is to see how the team can transition away from their "Fastest 40 Minutes" and into what Haith wants to run, which is an inside-out game, or in a sense, the polar opposite to what they ran this season.

See our schedule for Season Recaps after the Jump.

Tuesday, April 5    Baylor Season Recap
Wednesday, April 6    Colorado Season Recap   
Thursday, April 7    Iowa State Season Recap   
Friday, April 8    Kansas Season Recap   
Monday, April 11    K-State Season Recap   
Tuesday, April 12    Mizzou Season Recap   
Wednesday, April 13    Nebraska Season Recap   
Thursday, April 14    Oklahoma Season Recap   
Friday, April 15    Oklahoma State Season Recap   
Monday, April 18    Texas Tech Season Recap   
Tuesday, April 19    Texas A&M Season Recap   
Wednesday, April 20    Texas Season Recap