OMAHA, Neb. — The Missouri men's basketball team's season came to an unexpected end on Friday afternoon.
The Tigers became only the fifth two-seed to lose to a 15-seed in the NCAA Tournament, falling to Norfolk State 86-84. Missouri struggled all game with Spartans' center Kyle O'Quinn, who scored 26 points and had 14 rebounds.
Missouri trailed by two with three seconds to play, when sophomore guard Phil Pressey lofted up a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the game. The shot hit off the back rim, sealing the game for Norfolk State.
"They made the right plays at the right time, and we didn't make the right plays, and that pretty much decided the game," Pressey said after the loss.
O'Quinn was helped out by 2o-point performances by Chris McEachin and Pendarvis Williams.
Michael Dixon led Missouri with 22 points. Marcus Denmon and Pressey each had 20.
The loss ends Missouri's season on a sour note after the team won the Big 12 Tournament last weekend.