Boxscore
Missouri 68, VCU 65
Saturday, November 24, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau
Officials - Mike Eades, Duke Edsall, Keith Trimble
Attendance - 3451

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Missouri 30 38 68
VCU 28 37 65

Recap


No. 14 Missouri 68, VCU 65: Phil Pressey hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:18 remaining as the Tigers withstood the Rams to come away with a win in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Pressey scored eight of his 11 points in the second half – including five over the final 78 seconds – and added eight assists for Missouri (5-1), which rebounded from its 23-turnover performance in Friday’s loss against Louisville with only 13 against VCU's pressure defense.

The Tigers led by as many as nine points with 14:20 remaining, but the Rams used the next 10:52 to chip away until Darius Theus scored all seven of his points over a 58-second stretch to give VCU a 60-59 advantage – its first lead of the second half.

Missouri converted a pair of layups to answer Rob Brandenberg’s jumper to retake the lead, but Briante Weber drilled a 3-pointer with 1:36 left. However, the Rams would not score again as Pressey answered with a step-back 3-pointer and added a 15-foot jumper as the shot clock was about to expire over the next two possessions.

Juvonte Reddic finished with 12 points and nine rebounds to pace VCU (3-3).

GAME NOTEBOOK: One game after VCU generated a season-low five steals against Duke, the Rams managed four against Missouri. … Laurence Bowers recorded his second-double in three games in Nassau, leading the Tigers with 14 points and 11 rebounds. … Missouri improved to 32-1 under coach Frank Haith when leading at halftime.

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Earnest Ross 22:00 4-7 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 11
Alex Oriakhi 29:00 3-7 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 0 2 1 6
Phil Pressey 40:00 4-9 3-5 0-0 0 2 2 8 1 1 5 0 11
Negus Webster-Chan 36:00 4-8 2-6 2-2 2 3 5 1 1 0 1 0 12
Laurence Bowers 32:00 7-14 0-1 0-0 4 7 11 2 2 1 1 1 14
Tony Criswell 16:00 1-2 0-0 0-2 3 4 7 0 3 0 1 0 2
Keion Bell 22:00 5-10 0-2 2-2 0 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 12
Stefan Jankovic 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ryan Rosburg 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-57 8-19 4-6 12 24 36 12 11 3 13 2 68
  49.1% 42.1% 66.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13

VCU Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darius Theus 33:00 2-4 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 2 3 0 4 0 7
Troy Daniels 26:00 3-10 3-10 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 9
Juvonte Reddic 34:00 6-11 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 0 3 0 1 0 12
Briante Weber 22:00 2-7 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 3 0 0 6
Treveon Graham 28:00 6-12 0-3 0-1 1 4 5 5 3 1 1 0 12
Rob Brandenberg 22:00 4-9 2-4 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10
D.J. Haley 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melvin Johnson 11:00 2-7 0-3 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Justin Tuoyo 12:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4
Teddy Okereafor 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-65 8-26 3-6 8 17 25 9 13 4 8 0 65
  41.5% 30.8% 50.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 8