Phil Pressey had a tough semifinal at the Battle 4 Atlantis. He made up for it in the third-place game.
The junior guard and Southeastern Conference preseason player of the year had 11 points, eight assists and two huge shots to lead No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday.
It seemed as if the loss to No. 2 Louisville when he committed eight turnovers was a lot more than a day ago.
''It's a good way to start your season off, because we played three great teams,'' Pressey said. ''We learned something new every single game.''
Like Pressey can make big 3-pointers and baskets that go directly to the highlight reel.
Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.
The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds, then mad...