Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pics/Vids: Game 8: Missouri vs. Texas A&M

Monday, January 16th
Mizzou Arena, University of Missouri
Missouri 70, Texas A&M 51

Game 7 - Wisconsin vs. Nebraska
Game 6 - Marquette vs. Pittsburgh
Game 5 - Butler vs. Cleveland State
Game 4 - Indiana vs. Minnesota
Game 3 - Xavier vs. Duquesne
Game 2 - Kentucky vs. South Carolina
Game 1 - Belmont vs. Lipscomb

(The view of Mizzou Arena from the outside.)

(The fans at Mizzou Arena were coordinated through the game. Watching the fans was as fun as watching the game.)

(The 4:00PM start time on Monday meant the fans were late to arrive.)

(Senior guard Matt Pressey, the older brother of sophomore guard Phil, participates in pregame warmups.)

(The Aggies prepare for the game. Texas A&M was picked as the co-favorites to win the Big-XII this year, but due to an injury to Khris Middleton, and head coach Billy Kennedy's battle with Parkinson's, the team has struggled. The Aggies sit at 1-4 in the conference and are 10-7 overall.)

(The Mizzou Crew gets ready to support their team.)

(Rob "Tubby" Dauster chows down on some nachos. Missouri has been the only school thus far to not have any food in the media room. For shame, Mizzou. For Shame.)

(We were given press credentials, but we were not given seats in the press area. instead, we got spectator seats. It is hard to write about a game if you cannot use your laptop or access the internet.)

(Senior forward David Lobeau attempts a foul shot. He was a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe on Monday night.)

(Frank Haith directs his team during a timeout. Forward Laurence Bowers, who tore his ACl before the season, was dressed to the nines in a grey and gold 3-piece suit.)

(The view from above. The endline seats get vertical very quickly.)

(Another view from above. Other than the seats we were sitting in, there wasn't a bad seat in the house.)

(This is what awaited Texas A&M players when they went to the foul line.)

(Another Missouri huddle during a timeout.)

(A view from the middle of the student section.)

(Another view from the student section.)

(The Missouri dance team. I love the midwest.)

(The referee checks out the Mizzou dance team during a timeout.)

(The Mizzou Crew is one of the more colorful student sections I have come in contact with.)

(I told you they were colorful.)

(Why is he wearing blue? I was unaware that blue was one of Missouri's colors.)

(Missouri coach Frank Haith finishes up his post-game radio show.)

(Isn't family unity the best?)

(This was the final game of our brutal 6-games-in-6-days stretch of our trip. As you can tell, I'm a bit exhausted.)

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