February 27, 2008

Powered Up: Hope is back

On the surface, it was just another loss. And just another close loss at that. Missouri fell 75-73 to Oklahoma State, the Tigers' ninth loss by eight points or less this season. For those that just looked at the box score or casually flipped the game on every few minutes to check the score, it was just another piece of evidence that the Tigers can't close the deal.

But I don't think it was. I don't want to go overboard and say Tuesday night was a turning point or a revelation, but I think it was something good for the Missouri basketball program. For maybe the first time since I started covering this team again four-and-a-half years ago, I walked out of Mizzou Arena feeling pretty darn good about the direction this program is headed.

Let me explain the reasons why.

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