22 November 2011

CBE Domination

Moore with career night
by Mizzou Matt
KANSAS CITY, MO- The University of Missouri basketball team got to hoist the CBE Classic trophy tonight after a completely dominant performance against #18 Cal of the PAC 12. Steve Moore posted a career high 10 points while going a perfect 3/3 from the field and 3/3 from the free throw line. Big Steve also hit a big three point basket in the first half to go along with his three rebounds, one steal, two assists and three blocks. Moore saw extended playing time tonight as Ricardo Ratliffe found himself in early foul trouble.

The fouls didn't stop #21 Mizzou (5-0) as they built up a 45-26 lead going into the half, and never looked back.

The Tigers come away with two dominant performances in two days- last night's 87-58 win over Notre Dame and tonight with a 92-53 shellacking of Cal. The 39 point win against Cal is the most lopsided Mizzou victory since 1949.

Kim English led all scorers with 18, as Mizzou had six that finished with double digits. Scoring: Demon, 18; M. Pressey, 13; Dixon, 11; Moore, 10; Ratliffe, 10; Sutton, 6; P. Pressey, 4; Green 1. The Tigers were once again lighting up the net from the floor, shooting 57.7% on the night and a very impressive 40% from beyond the 3pt arc. Missouri also went 22/26 (84.6%) from the free throw line.

Turnovers were the story of the night for the Bears as they committed 19 on the night, and 12 in the first half. Cal out rebounded Missouri 31-26 after the Tigers owned the glass last night against the Irish.

Jarrett Sutton, a Kansas City, MO native, came off the bench and score the final six points of the game for Mizzou- two three pointers back to back as the chant of "M-I-Z--Z-O-U!" resonated through the Sprint Center.

Kim English made the All-Tournament team and Marcus Denmon was named the tournament MVP.

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