Gameday: Mizzou vs. Oklahoma

Well, it all comes down to this: two old rivals from the Big 6 and Big 8 eras meeting in the NCAA West Regional to decide who goes to the Final Four and who goes home.

The Tigers survived the UCLA game on grit and fortitude.

To beat Oklahoma, they will have to regain some of the timing and magic from the first two rounds.

Oklahoma has been "the one that got away" every year since Quin Snyder took the Missouri job. The Tigers are winless against the Sooners during that stretch.

However, in a winner-take-all environment like the NCAA Tournament, both teams are likely to be focused on the task at hand regardless of the recent past.

Missouri will match it's balanced scoring attack against an Oklahoma team that likes to run an up-tempo, slashing style combined with pressure defense.

The Tigers have the edge in outside shooting, but Oklahoma is extremely quick and deep. The Sooners have excellent athletes who all run to the ball and wear down opponents in the second half.

Game time is 3:30 central time.

At stake, a trip to Atlanta and a first round matchup with the winner of the Indiana vs. Kent State game.


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