Tigers work through nerves in first round NCAA tournament game

Shooting woes in the first half allowed No. 14 seed Cornell to hang around, but the Tigers' athleticism and defensive pressure helped them earn a ticket to the second round.
Friday, March 20, 2009 | 5:24 p.m. CDT; updated 6:44 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 20, 2009

BOISE, Idaho — Entering Friday's opening round game against Cornell, none of Missouri's top 13 scorers had ever played in the NCAA Tournament.