Colorado St. 84, Missouri 72

Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:20 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - Chris Beaver, Brian O'Connell, Lamont Simpson
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Missouri 38 34 72
Colorado St. 47 37 84

Recap


Colorado State 84, Missouri 72: Dorian Green scored a season-high 26 points as the eighth-seeded Rams easily handled the ninth-seeded Tigers in the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky.

Greg Smith and Jon Octeus added 12 points apiece and Wes Eikmeier chipped in 11 for Colorado State (26-8), which dominated on the glass 42-19 despite both teams entering the game ranked in the top five in the nation in rebounding. The Rams advance to face top-seeded Louisville on Saturday.

Phil Pressey scored 20 points, Alex Oriakhi added 16 and Jabari Brown contributed 14 for Missouri (23-11), which lost its first game in the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year. 

The Tigers led once - 2-0 - as Colorado State hit its first five shots to run out to a 15-5 lead. The margin was 47-38 at halftime - behind 17 points from Green - and grew as large as 64-47 before Missouri began to chip away.

Brown hit three free throws to cut it to 72-62 and Pressey made a 3-pointer to pull Missouri within seven with 5:08 left, but Pierce Hornung scored four straight points to spark an 8-0 run and the Rams put it away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The win is Colorado State's first in the NCAA Tournament since 1989. The Rams lost their first game in 1990, 2003 and 2012. … The Rams' 84 points marks their highest total in 14 NCAA Tournament games, and Green's 26 points is the second-highest total in an NCAA Tournament contest in school history. … Colorado State leading scorer Colton Iverson was limited to four points before fouling out, but he pulled down 13 rebounds, four more than all of Missouri's starters combined.

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Laurence Bowers 31:00 3-7 0-1 1-2 1 3 4 3 4 1 0 1 7
Keion Bell 12:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0
Alex Oriakhi 33:00 6-6 0-0 4-4 1 1 2 0 4 1 1 2 16
Phil Pressey 38:00 7-19 3-6 3-4 0 1 1 7 4 3 1 0 20
Jabari Brown 28:00 3-10 3-9 5-5 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 14
Earnest Ross 28:00 3-8 1-4 4-4 1 2 3 1 4 1 1 0 11
Tony Criswell 15:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
Negus Webster-Chan 14:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Stefan Jankovic 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dominique Bull 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-57 7-23 17-19 3 15 18 13 24 6 5 3 72
  42.1% 30.4% 89.5% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 5

Colorado St. Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Wes Eikmeier 30:00 3-8 2-4 3-3 0 3 3 2 4 0 4 0 11
Colton Iverson 23:00 1-3 0-0 2-2 5 8 13 1 5 0 1 1 4
Dorian Green 34:00 6-13 3-5 11-12 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 26
Pierce Hornung 39:00 2-2 0-0 2-2 4 4 8 2 0 0 4 0 6
Greg Smith 26:00 5-10 1-1 1-4 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 1 12
Jonathan Octeus 24:00 3-7 0-1 6-8 0 6 6 1 1 0 2 1 12
Daniel Bejarano 16:00 4-7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
Gerson Santo 8:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 25-51 7-14 27-33 10 26 36 10 17 1 14 3 84
  49.0% 50.0% 81.8% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 14