March 20, 2009

Red Outlasted By Missouri in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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BOISE, Idaho – Shots didn’t fall enough for the No. 14 seed Red as it was bounced out of the NCAA tournament by the No. 3 Missouri, 78-59 Friday afternoon. Going into halftime, the Red were only down by four after shooting 31 percent. Coming into the tournament as one of the better shooting teams, the Red seemed to be primed for an upset. Adjustments to the Red’s varying defenses and strong inside play eventually led to the Red’s loss. Tigers senior forward Leo Lyons led all scorers with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Senior DeMarre Carroll added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Junior Ryan Wittman shook off a shaky first half to finish with 18 points.