An observation following Missouri's loss to Nebraska yesterday in its Big 12 opener: this team doesn't show up for nationally televised games.

Because I don't live in the home TV market, I look forward to the few times a year that national TV picks up a Mizzou game and I can actually see them. But the two times that has happened this year -- Illinois and Nebraska -- the boys have played awful.

I like to believe they're not really that bad. They're 13-3, after all, with wins over Georgia and Xavier. But all I've seen is two of the three losses. And that means that's all the nation has seen as well.

If they can't play better under spotlight, I can't see the tournament selection committee giving them a break.

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