Phil Pressey

Putting Phil Pressey’s SEC-record 19 assists vs. UCLA in perspective

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After Missouri’s overtime loss to UCLA Friday night at Pauley Pavilion, Phil Pressey probably isn’t focused on anything other than the 97-94 final score. Rest assured that many others are looking at his record-breaking 19-assist performance, which accompanied his 19 points. Pressey is perhaps the nation’s best pass-first point guard, which makes the 19 assists [more]

Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Tennessee highlight all-SEC list

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The 16-player coaches’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference list was revealed on Friday, and I still have a huge problem with a preseason all-conference list containing 16 players. I know some coaches can’t make up their mind (hi, Dana Altman) but last I checked, a traditional all-conference team had five players per team. One for every spot [more]

Brand new Mizzou cast gets 91-58 exhibition win

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It’s exhibition season in college basketball. The first few weeks full of games that don’t count and a time when teams work out the kinks in their respective systems. There might not be another major college basketball program that needs this time more that Missouri. With 11 new players, they’ll need as much time together [more]

SEC preview: Embrace the change

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Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a [more]

15 freshmen to love, this year and next

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Don’t go falling in love with freshmen like Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes and Baylor’s Perry Jones. They head the list of this season’s one-and-done players. Also included: Duke’s Kyrie Irving, Kansas’ Josh Selby, N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie, Memphis’ Will Barton, Syracuse’s Fab Melo and Kentucky’s trio of Brandon Knight, Enes Kanter [more]

Missouri recruit gives us dunk of the month

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There are dunks, and then there are DUNKS. Phil Pressey’s belongs in the latter. Pressey, a 5-10 guard out of Dallas, is headed to Missouri next season, but first he gave future teammate Tony Mitchell something to remember at the TABC All-Star game in Stan Antonio. If Pressey throws down something like this with the [more]