21 November 2011

Luck O' The Irish

Denmon with 26 as Mizzou rolls by 29
by Mizzou Matt
KANSAS CITY, MO- Semifinal game one of the CBE Classic found Mizzou versus the Big East's Notre Dame. Announcing legend Dick Vitale called the game as Marcus Denmon led the Tigers to an easy 29 point win over the Irish.

At one point during the game, the Tigers were shooting a blistering 74% from the field. They finished shooting an impressive 58%. Phil Pressey had another big game, scoring 17 off the bench, just five points shy of his career high 22 set against Mercer on November 14th. Ricardo Ratliffe and Kim English posted 12 and 10 points, respectively. Other Tiger scorers: Matt Pressey (7), Michael Dixon (6), Kadeem Green (5) and Steve Moore (4).

The turnovers plagued the Irish in the first half as they finished with 12 on the game to Missouri's 8. Tim Ambromaitis led the way for Notre Dame with 22 points. Scott Martin was the only other Irish player with double digit scoring with 12.

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