2:50 PM ET, March 19, 2010
First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Trevor Booker's stellar career at Clemson ended on a sour note. You can thank "The Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball" for that.Kim English and Keith Ramsey each scored 20 points, and Missouri's swarming defense lived up to its reputation during an 86-78 victory over Clemson in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.Missouri's defense, small, swift and smart, played at a high level. It forced 20 turnovers, nabbed 15 steals and stifled Booker for 35 minutes. Everybody that played for Clemson had at least one turnover.
• Missouri has won five straight opening-round games. Clemson has lost five straight.
• Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell dropped to 0-6 all-time in the NCAA tournament, spanning three different schools. He is one of three coaches to take three different programs to the tournament without winning a game.
• Kim English and Keith Ramsey led Missouri with 20 points apiece.
• Missouri forced 20 turnovers.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 19: The Clemson Tigers huddle up before playing aginst the Missouri Tigers during the first...(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-58 (.517)||28-63 (.444)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-17 (.294)||12-24 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-29 (.724)||10-14 (.714)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|
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