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Mizzou Bows Out of SEC Tourney

Posted by bfreeman on March 16, 2013

Another lead lost.  Another close finish.  Another confusing, frustrating end.Missouri saw a 14 point lead evaporate in the second half as they fell in the Quarterfinals of the 2013 SEC Tournament to Ole Miss 64-62 Friday night.

Missouri was up 14 midway through the second half when the offense seemed to stall.  It came to a full stop when the Tigers did not score a point for nearly four and a half minutes before a Jabari Brown free throw put the Tigers up 57-51.  Mizzou, however would not score another field goal until Alex Oriakhi’s layup with 2:19 remaining in the game.

Before the drought started, the Tigers led the Rebels 56-46.  They had tied the game at 57 before Oriakhi’s layup. Marshall Henderson tied the game at the free throw line 59-59.  The difference in the game was a Derrick Millinghaus floater with 1 second remaining in the game.

Three Tigers scored in double figures, led by Oriakhi’s 16 points.  He also led the team with 9 rebounds.  Phil Pressey led the team with 7 assists.

Missouri now awaits their fate on Selection Sunday.  Selections begin at 5pm Sunday on CBS.  Missouri is projected by many prognosticators as an 8/9 seed (CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm projects Missouri as the 9 seed in the South.  Their second round matchup if they advance: the Kansas Jayhawks).  Stay tuned to ESPN 100.5 and total sports station 103.1 KTGR and KTGR.com for details on Missouri in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

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