It was a risk that paid off. ESPN featured a beleaguered conference and what many thought was a broken team for its GameDay program and marquee evening college basketball matchup. The teams (and crowd) delivered an overtime classic that secured a quality win for the Cats, putting them on the good side of the proverbial NCAA tournament bubble — at least for now.
Missouri is good at virtually every position, and is a team that could easily make it to the second week of the tournament.
It has six players averaging in double-figures and features one of the best point guards in all of college basketball.