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Make-or-break week for Missouri

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07:33 AM ET 01.29 | Beating Arkansas will certainly help Missouri's NCAA Tournament resume, but there are some damaging losses on their ledger. Illinois beat them and has since gone on a six-game losing streak. They lost at home to Georgia. They lost at Vanderbilt. The loss at LSU wouldn't look so bad if the Tigers actually played up to their potential every night. ... [Since] Missouri has entered the SEC, they are 3-9 on the road. During that same time frame, Arkansas is 11-1. This win, as much as anything, is a confidence booster. It's a statement, and it couldn't come at a better time. Missouri's next two games: Kentucky at home and at Florida. Those two games are going to make or break their season. Lose them both, and the Tigers may not play another NCAA tournament team the rest of the season.

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Frank Haith, Icon Sports Frank Haith, Icon Sports
January 29, 2014  09:17 AM ET

Being 4-3 in the league, which overall is not considered strong, ain't helping their tourney chances any.

 
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