PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defeats Marquette in second round
The 83-79 win sends the Tigers to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Sunday, March 22, 2009 | 8:15 p.m. CDT;
updated 1:04 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 27, 2009
Missouri players and fans celebrate the Tigers' victory over Marquette on March 22, 2009. The team will advance to play in Arizona next week.
Clutch free throws by freshman Kim English and senior Leo Lyons sealed a
83-79 victory for the Tigers over Marquette in the second round of the
NCAA Tournament in Boise, Idaho. The Tigers survived a second-half
surge by Jerel McNeal and the Golden Eagles to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Missouri will face the
Memphis Tigers on Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.
Missouri guard Zaire Taylor drives past Marquette's Dominic James in the first half of the Tigers' second-round NCAA Tournament game. In a team huddle during the final minutes of the game, Taylor inspired teammates by saying they had been in similar situations before.
Missouri freshman guard Kim English cuts along the baseline in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. English finished the game with a career-high 17 points in only 12 minutes of play.
J.T. Tiller defends against Marquette's Dwight Burke as Lazar Hayward and Leo Lyons look on.
J.T. Tiller puts up a shot over Marquette's Jerel McNeal, center, and Lazar Hayward with 5.5 seconds left in the game. Tiller was fouled and injured his wrist upon landing.
J.T. Tiller pounds the court after being fouled in the final seconds of the game. The foul resulted in an injured wrist, and Tiller being substituted by Kim English.
Mike Anderson Jr., left, celebrates the Tigers' 83-79 victory with teammate J.T. Tiller.
With 2.5 seconds remaining, Marquette guard Maurice Acker attempts a long shot, but Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll blocks it.
Freshman Kim English sinks a clutch free throw with 5.5 seconds left in the game. English replaced J.T. Tiller after Tiller injured his wrist. English finished the game with a career-high 17 points.
Marquette's Dominic James jumps to block J.T. Tiller underneath the basket. Tiller finished the game with 10 points, three assists and three steals.
Missouri forward Leo Lyons drives past Marquette's Lazar Hayward. Lyons finished with a team-high 18 points.
Missouri guard Matt Lawrence drives to the basket past Marquette's Jerel McNeal.
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