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Clemson-Missouri analysis / How the game was won

How Missouri Won: In an up-and-down affair featuring two teams nicknamed the Tigers, Missouri used an 18-5 second-half run to turn a three-point deficit into a 10-point lead. Clemson never caught up.

Turning Point: Guard Kim English canned two three-pointers in a 60-second span as the Tigers scored seven straight points to take the lead for good, 54-50.

Player of the Game: Missouri forward Keith Ramsey had a career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and also added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. He sealed the win with a dunk and free throw with less than a minute left and also gets a nod for the defense he played on Trevor Booker, Clemson's All-ACC forward who had just 11 points.

Stat of the Game: Missouri had a 20-5 bulge in points off turnovers. Mizzou committed just nine while Clemson was charged with 20.

He Said It: "We scored 86 points but only had nine turnovers. That's efficient basketball." -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson.

He Said It II: "We just weren't strong enough with the ball. They converted those turnovers into points, easy points that we couldn't defend." -- Clemson guard Andre Young, who came off the bench to can 19 points, including five three-pointers."

In the House: Attendance for the afternoon session was 18,653.

Next Up: Missouri meets No. 2 seed West Virginia on Sunday in an East Region second-round game.

-- Mike Harrington

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