The Missouri Tigers fell 84-72 to the Colorado State Rams in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, bowing out without collecting a victory for the second consecutive season under head coach Frank Haith.
While the score differential was only 12 points in this game, Mizzou was beaten much more handily than that, particularly on the boards. Colorado State out-rebounded the Tigers 36 to 18 and knocked down 50 percent of its three-point attempts in route to an easy victory.
Mizzou's effort, particularly in the first half, was absolutely putrid. The Tigers came out with no life and were flat from the opening tip. Even former star Kim English, who is one of the most beloved former Tigers around, took to Twitter to bash the Tigers heart during the very difficult to watch loss.
Thank you... A little passion, energy and defense is all I ask for!
— Kim English (@Englishscope24) March 22, 2013
Colorado state is flat out a tougher team. Plain and simple. Dudes g...