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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Missouri used a second-half scoring spurt from Kobe Brown to win its first NCAA Match recreation in 13 years, beating Utah State 76-65 on Thursday.
Brown hit three triples in a span of simply over three minutes, fueling a 13-2 run which turned a two-point deficit right into a 62-53 lead on the Golden 1 Heart.
“He is our MVP. I can inform you that,” Whitten Household Males’s Basketball Head Coach Dennis Gates stated. “Finally when he began making some photographs in that second half, he instantly made eye contact. He stated he is right here. I stated, ‘Sure, you’re. We are able to see.'”
The seventh-seeded Tigers (25-9), who final received an NCAA Match recreation 4,745 days in the past over Clemson in 2010, outscored Tenth-seeded Utah State (26-9) 27-14 over the ultimate 9:24 to hit the 25-win plateau for the primary time in 11 years.
The 11-point win is Missouri’s largest margin of victory within the NCAA Match since beating Memphis by 11 within the 2009 Candy 16. The Tigers are 23-0 on the season when eclipsing 70 factors.
The sport was shut for a lot of the second half till Brown and D’Moi Hodge took over halfway by way of the body, scoring 20 straight factors for the Tigers.
“We do not blink,” Brown stated. “We felt them getting the momentum, however we could not present that. If we’d have confirmed that, issues would have went loads totally different.”
Brown began the stretch with a dunk, adopted by three straight 3s. Hodge stepped in from there by hitting twice from lengthy vary round a dunk of his personal. Hodge scored 23 factors for the Tigers. Brown had 19.
Mizzou took a 35-31 lead into the locker room following a dunk by Noah Carter with 30 ticks left within the first half. The Tigers led by as many as eight at 16-8 with 13:05 remaining. Carter had 10 factors and 4 boards within the half whereas Hodge poured in eight and Kobe Brown scored six, grabbed 4 boards, dished two assists and blocked a shot.
The Tigers pressured eight turnovers and held Utah State, one of many top-shooting groups within the nation, to an 0-for-11 quantity from behind the arc. The Aggies had hit an opening-half three in every of the earlier 34 video games this season.
Utah State has dropped its final 10 match video games since beating Ohio State within the first spherical in 2001. The loss was additionally the eleventh straight for a Mountain West staff within the NCAAs.
Mizzou advances to the second spherical of the South Area and can play the winner of the Arizona-Princeton recreation on Saturday.