Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/22/13
Of all the things Missouri could have done wrong in Thursday night's 84-72 loss to Colorado State in the NCAA Tournament, the Tigers didn't think rebounding would be one of them. The Tigers were dominated 42-19 on the boards by a Colorado State team that entered the game leading the nation in rebounding margin at plus-12.1. The Tigers were third at plus-9.6, but it was hard to tell considering how little resistance they put up against the Rams. To put it another way, Colorado State center Colton Iverson had more rebounds than Missouri through 27 minutes and finished with just six fewer boards than the Tigers. ''I really don't think anything was different,'' said Missouri senior forward Alex Oriakhi, who finished with 16 points but just two rebounds. ''Little bit of a lack of focus. I definitely feel on my part that we could have done a better job on blocking out. ''That's how basketball is sometimes. I think it was a lack of focus, and they were quicker to the ball.'' Colorado...
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