Thursday, November 20, 2008

Missouri falls to Xavier, will face Stags in second round

It's a final in the second game in Puerto Rico. Fellow Jesuit University Xavier defeats Missouri of the Big XII 75-71.

The Tigers fell to 2-1 on the season and will face Fairfield in the second round of the tournament tomorrow at 11 a.m.

A few notes on the Tigers:

  • Forwards Leo Lyons (23 p.p.g, 8 r.p.g) and DeMare Carroll (20 p.p.g, 8.5 r.p.g) lead the Tigers, but both fouled out at the end of their contest with Xavier, which helped contribute to their downfall, as Missouri had the lead when they left.
  • Missouri's inexperienced backcourt fell apart down the stretch as missed free throws and turnovers crushed the Tigers. They may have more talent than the Stags, but Fairfield definitely has the experience-edge with Jon Han and Herbie Allen, along with Warren Edney.
  • Missouri crushed Tenn.-Chattanooga 103-75 at Missouri in a similar game to the Fairfield-Memphis game.
-Tom Cleary

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