November 6, 2007

Media day notebook: Senior salute

Most Tiger fans can recite the last season in which Missouri won nine games from memory. But most of the players don't seem to have any idea.

"The seniors, some of them have been here five years," said true freshman Derrick Washington. "Bracey said the other day, he's been here for a while and no team has won over eight games."

Yes, you have to go back a little more than five years. Washington was told it had been 38 seasons since Mizzou hit the nine-win mark.

"Really?" he asked in shock. "Wow. Wow."

Even his older teammates didn't know the answer.

"I'm going to take a guess and say like 1850-something," Martin Rucker said.

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