Friday, March 16, 2012 | 8:46 p.m. CDT;
updated 6:04 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Missouri men's basketball team fell victim to a dose of March Madness on Friday, losing to Norfolk State, 86-84. The 15-seed Spartans were led by senior forward Kyle O'Quinn, who dominated the interior, scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
Missouri, a two-seed, received key contributions from Michael Dixon, Marcus Denmon and Phil Pressey. Dixon scored 22 points in the loss, and Denmon and Pressey added 20 points each. Pressey couldn't make his final three-pointer, however, missing a shot at the buzzer that would have given Missouri the win.
The Norfolk State men's basketball team celebrates after beating Missouri 86-84 during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., on Friday. The two teams were tied at halftime and tied a total of 14 times and 22 lead changes.
Norfolk State center Kyle O'Quinn hugs Missouri guard Phil Pressey at the end of the NCAA Tournament game in Omaha, Neb., on Friday. Pressey missed a potentially game-tying three pointer at the buzzer, and Missouri lost 86-84.
Missouri's Steve Moore and Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn and Marcos Tamares jump for possession of the ball during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. on Friday.
Missouri's Michael Dixon shoots the ball over Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at he CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. on Friday. Dixon was Missouri's leading scorer with 22 points.
Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn steps over Missouri's Michael Dixon Friday during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at he CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. on Friday. Norfolk State beat Missouri 86-84 during Missouri's first NCAA game of the tournament.
Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn and Pendarvis Williams fight for the ball as Missouri's Ricardo Ratliffe attempts a shot during the NCAA Tournament at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. on Friday. Ratliffe had 14 points and 5 rebounds.