Mizzou hoops wins first NCAA Tournament game in 13 years; downs Utah State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KMIZ)
For the first time in 13 years, the Mizzou men's basketball team won its first round game in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 7-seeded Tigers took down the No. 10-seeded Utah State Aggies, 76-65, in Sacramento.
The Tigers will move on to meet the winner of the Arizona, Princeton game on Saturday. The two teams played on Thursday afternoon at 3:10 p.m. CT.
It's the first NCAA Tournament win MU has seen since 2010. The Tigers had previously lost five-straight Round of 64 games, but first year head coach Dennis Gates broke that streak in his first season in Columbia.
D'Moi Hodge led the scoring attack for Mizzou, with the game-high 23 points. He also added on four steals and four boards.
Kobe Brown turned it up in the second half. He finished with 19 points after not making much noise in the opening half of play.