BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Once Missouri started moving, the Buckets started falling for Demarre Carroll and the rest of the Tigers.
Carroll, the coach's nephew, scored all but two of his 13 points in the second half Friday to help Missouri pull away from Cornell for a 78-59 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Leo Lyons finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (29-6), who returned to the tournament for the first time in six years and will face Marquette in the second round Sunday.
Ryan Wittman led the Ivy League champions with 18 points and Cornell (21-10) hung around in this game for a half, trailing by only four. But Mizzou's talent took over after the break, as the Tigers opened the lead to double digits and coasted in.
(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.