Many basketball fans around the country didn't give Mizzou much of a chance to beat Memphis. Not only did they beat them, they did it in a way no one would ever had dreamed of.
DeMarre Carroll said earlier in the season that people would see how good this team really was if the Tigers could put two good halves together, Mizzou did just that Thursday night with Memphis being their victim.
-Missouri set many offensive highs against the best defensive team in the country. The Tigers 102 points were the most points scored against Memphis this season, surpassing the previous high of 79 set by Georgetown on December 13th.
-The Tigers also recorded the most Field Goals Made (33), Free Throws Made (30), Free Throw Attempts (45) and Field Goal Percentage (53.2) against the vaunted Memphis defense this season.
-Tyreke Evans' 33 points was the second most scored by a Memphis player all season, only behind Roubert Sallie's 35 points in the opening round win against Cal St. Northridge.
-Thursday marked Memphis' fourth straight appearance in the Sweet 16.
-J.T. Tiller's career high 23 points surpassed his season average by 15 points.
-Leo Lyons had the most defensive rebounds by a Tiger this season, grabbing 9.
-The attendance of 20,101 at University of Phoenix Stadium was the largest crowd Missouri has played against all season.
-The fans from Missouri were loud and into the game from the start. They outnumbered Memphis' fan by a wide margin and had the most fans of any of the four participants.
-Saturday's regional final will tip-off at 1:40 PM in Glendale and 2:40 PM in Columbia.
-The loss by Memphis snapped their 27 game winning streak. Their last loss was December 20th at home against Syracuse.