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Marcus Denmon was asked Thursday to pick the high point of the season, and the Missouri guard naturally picked the Tigers' impressive run to a Big 12 tournament title last weekend.
After all, Denmon said, the Tigers are all about winning championships.
Missouri (30-4) will begin pursuit of another on Friday.
The second-seeded Tigers open the NCAA tournament with a second-round game against No. 15 seed Norfolk State, the MEAC champions and winners of seven straight games. The winner of the West Regional game will advance to play Florida or Virginia on Sunday.
The Spartans (25-9) are participating in the NCAA tournament for the first time after 15 years at the Division I level.
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OMAHA, Neb. Long numb from the shock, Kim English slouched in Missouri's locker room after the biggest disappointment in program history and struggled to speak.
He untied his shoelaces, but his mind raced elsewhere. The vocal Missouri senior guard shook his head slightly and continued to dress, a memorable season for the second-seeded Tigers cut short after the most surprising...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Marcus Denmon was asked to pick the high point of the season, and the Missouri guard had plenty of options: Big wins over Illinois and California, that dramatic win over rival Kansas and an in-season tournament title in the Tigers' own backyard.
None of them compared to their impressive run to a Big 12 tournament title last weekend.
"Winning the Big 12...
This was not the Spartans team that was suppose to stand in Missouri’s way to a final four appearance. Their was not enough alcohol in my house to prepare me for what the Missouri Tigers did to my bracket. It wasn’t that Missouri even played bad, Newman State just played better. Missouri shot 53% from [...]
With Norfolk State up by two and a free throw from Rodney McCauley bounding off the rim, it was fitting that Norfolk State center Kyle O’Quinn was able to battle for the rebound and force the jump ball to secure possession for the Spartans and the 86-84 victory over Missouri. O’Quinn and the rest of the Spartans’ starting five played a gutsy game to upset #2 seed Missouri...
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