The Missouri Tigers basketball program has not been known for it's deep runs in the NCAA basketball tournament over the years, but this year was thought to be different.
Coming in with a 30-4 record overall, and fresh from winning the Big 12 Championship last weekend, the Tigers were thought to go as far as a possible Final Four appearance by many picking the brackets before the start of the tournament.
However, the Tigers became the first team to lose to a #15 seed since 2001,and only the 5th team playing as a #2 to lose to a #15 in history, as they lost to Norfolk State 86-84 in a game that Missouri never had control of the way they should have given their lofty seeding.
The Spartans big man Kyle O'Quinn dominated inside finishing with 26 points and 14 rebounds, as Norfolk State played loose and looked to be having fun, while the Tigers looked like it was an early season game, and played with no real passion during the game.
Michael Dixon led the Tigers, who finish the season 30-5 with the loss, with 22 points.