Boxscore
Missouri 81, Texas 67
Friday, March 9, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - Mike Eades, John Higgins, Doug Sirmons
Attendance - 18972

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas 32 35 67
Missouri 39 42 81

Recap


Missouri 81, Texas 67: Phil Pressey scored a career-high 23 points and the No. 5 Tigers cruised past the Longhorns in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.

Kim English also scored 23 points for Missouri (29-4), which will face No. 11 Baylor in Saturday's final in a rematch of the 2009 championship game.

The Bears upset top-seeded Kansas in the earlier semifinal, costing the Tigers a chance to face their bitter rivals one final time before departing for the SEC next season.

Texas (20-13) is still on the bubble for the NCAA tournament and will have to wait for Selection Sunday to hear if it will make a 14th consecutive appearance.

The Tigers jumped out to a quick double-digit lead and were ahead 39-32 at halftime.

Texas guard J’Covan Brown scored on a layup with 16:25 left in the second half to cut the lead to 45-41, but he crashed underneath the basket and appeared to hurt his neck. Brown lay on the floor for a few minutes before being helped off the court in obvious pain. He came back a couple minutes later, but by that time Missouri was back up 52-41.

Later, Pressey’s fifth 3-pointer of the night made it 67-53 with less than nine minutes to go.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Missouri leading scorer Marcus Denmon had only two points and was 0 for 10 from the field. … Brown, the Big 12’s leading scorer, had a team-high 21 points for the Longhorns. … English left momentarily in the second half with a quadriceps injury but returned a few minutes later.

Texas Longhorns

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
J'Covan Brown 36:00 8-20 2-5 3-4 1 7 8 3 2 1 4 0 21
Clint Chapman 24:00 4-13 0-0 1-3 6 2 8 0 4 0 2 0 9
Jonathan Holmes 27:00 5-7 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 1 3 0 2 0 11
Myck Kabongo 35:00 4-8 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 5 3 0 1 0 9
Julien Lewis 28:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3
Jaylen Bond 19:00 2-5 0-0 0-1 5 3 8 0 2 1 2 3 4
Sheldon McClellan 30:00 3-9 1-5 3-4 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 0 10
Sterling Gibbs 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-64 5-13 8-14 19 18 37 10 16 4 12 3 67
  42.2% 38.5% 57.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 12

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Marcus Denmon 36:00 0-10 0-5 2-2 0 6 6 2 0 3 1 0 2
Kim English 33:00 9-10 3-4 2-2 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 23
Matt Pressey 26:00 0-2 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 0 1
Phil Pressey 36:00 8-13 5-7 2-2 0 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 23
Ricardo Ratliffe 30:00 7-12 0-0 4-5 5 9 14 0 4 0 3 3 18
Michael Dixon Jr. 25:00 4-7 2-4 0-2 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 10
Steve Moore 14:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 30-57 10-22 11-15 8 19 27 15 13 7 8 3 81
  52.6% 45.5% 73.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8
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