Mizzou drives past Gamecocks and wins Mizzou Sports News for the second year running

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G Trae Hannibal (6-2, Sun.)… 4.3 ppg, 1.5 apg

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G Xavier Pinson (6-2, Jr.)… 14.0 ppg, 3.5 apg

G Mark Smith (6-5, Sr.) … 11.0 ppg, 36.0 3pt%

G Dru Smith (6-3, Sr.) … 11.7 ppg, 3.0 apg

F Kobe Brown (6-7, Sun.) … 6.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg

F Jeremiah Tilmon (6-10, Sr.) … 11.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg

G Javon Pickett (6-5, Jr.) … 7.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg

F Mitchell Smith (6-10, Jr.) … 4.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Frank is back

Martin is recovering from his second fight with COVID-19, which forced him to miss Saturday’s game at LSU. He returned to training on Monday and is expected to roam the sidelines and riot on Tuesday night at Norm Stewart Court, a place he has always adored throughout his coaching career. Don’t be surprised if Martin’s presence gives his team an emotional boost. Martin’s return will fill a void that can be felt in his absence.

“His voice, his leadership, his command,” Shingler told reporters on Zoom Monday. “If you’ve been used to something for your entire basketball career and are used to being trained a certain way when he’s back, it brings that spirit and elevation back. With his attention to detail, Frank sees everything. These guys, we’re happy to have him back. “