Vahe Gregorian: Eyeing first NCAA Tournament win in 11 years, Mizzou Tigers need to seize SEC tourney

All of a sudden, it’s been 11 years since the University of Missouri men’s basketball team won an NCAA Tournament game — the longest such drought in the program since it failed to so much as qualify for the tournament between 1944 and 1976. Since then, the Tigers have lost five straight in NCAA postseason play and will receive just their third berth since 2013 on Selection Sunday. That’s regardless of what takes place in the Southeastern Conference tournament beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday in Nashville, where seventh-seeded MU (15-8 overall, 8-8 in the SEC) will take on No. 10 seed Georgia (14-1…

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