COLUMBIA — For the past few weeks, we’ve been running a bracket competition to determine the answer to the question: Who is the best player in Missouri men’s basketball history?
We received 55 completed brackets, and you can see the results in the graphic attached to this story. Here are some highlights:.
Winner: Derrick Chievous - 13 first-place votes
Others receiving first-place votes:
Steve Stipanovich - 10
Anthony Peeler - 9
Jon Sundvold - 7
Doug Smith - 3
Norm Stewart - 3
Melvin Booker - 2
Kareem Rush - 2
DeMarre Carroll - 2
Arthur Johnson - 1
Larry Drew - 1
John Brown - 1
Matt Lawrence - 1
Closest First Round Matchup: No. 4 Norm Stewart edges No. 5 Larry Drew, 28-27
Biggest First Round Blowout: No. 2 Anthony Peeler beats No. 7 Byron Irvin, 54-1
Biggest First Round Upset: No. 6 Laurence Bowers defeats No. 3 Leo Lyons
Other First Round Upsets: No. 5 J.T. Tiller over No. 4 Kim English and No. 5 Melvin Booker over No. 4 Keyon Dooling
Second Round Upset: No. 3 Kareem Rush over No. 2 Arthur Johnson
Third Round Upset: No. 2 Marcus Denmon over No. 1 DeMarre Carroll
Thank you to all those who participated. Be sure to check out our coverage of the Missouri men's basketball team.
Are there other competitions or polls you'd like to see us take on? Let us know in our comments section.