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BenFred: 'Big Guard U' finally comes through for Mizzou

Missouri's Xavier Pinson, left, pulls down rebound in front of Florida's Kerry Blackshear Jr., right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Driving to pick up his daughter after Friday afternoon’s Mizzou basketball practice, Cuonzo Martin sounded as confident in the direction of his program as the destination of his vehicle.

Saturday night’s game against Florida, he felt, would reinforce his point.

“Catch me after the win,” he said Friday before hanging up.