PHOTO GALLERY: Fans send off Tigers to NCAA Tournament
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 2:01 p.m. CDT;
updated 3:20 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's basketball team was greeted by a crowd at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday before it left for the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 seed Tigers will play No. 15 seed Norfolk State on Friday in the first round of the tournament in Omaha, Neb.
Missouri guards Michael Dixon Jr. and Jarrett Sutton receive high-fives from the crowd at the Missouri basketball send-off at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. The players boarded the bus to leave for Omaha, Neb., where the No. 2 seed team will play against No. 15 seed Norfolk State on Friday.
Jennifer Weable holds up a picture of herself standing with Missouri head coach Frank Haith, taken in June, with a note attached that says "Faith in Haith" at the Missouri men's basketball send-off Wednesday afternoon. Weable and her husband, Doug, who works for the MU Division of IT, cheered on the team as they walked out of Mizzou Arena to board buses headed to Omaha, Neb.
Missouri guard Kim English addresses the crowd of fans as Missouri coach Frank Haith watches on at the send-off event at Mizzou Arena Wednesday afternoon. The team gathered on the podium briefly before boarding the bus that will take them to Omaha, Neb.
Students from the Sentries Pre-Kindergarten class of the Academy of Early Childhood Learning wait for the Missouri men's basketball team at a send-off event at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. The young fans made their own posters to send off the team as they head to Omaha, Neb., where they will play Norfolk State.
Fans cheer on the Missouri men's basketball team as its members leave Mizzou Arena at a send-off event Wednesday afternoon.
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