Missouri entered their opening game of the 2012 NCAA tournament at 30-4 with three wins over Baylor and an epic season split with Kansas.
The Tigers are a very popular Final Four pick with their electric four guard offensive attack. Missouri has the nation's most efficient offense which helps make up for a severe lack of size.
Their opening match-up pitted the Tigers against the Norfolk State Spartans our of the MEAC.
Norfolk State has excellent size and athleticism across the lineup and posed quite a challenge four the No. 2 seed. In the end, the match-up would prove fatal for the Missouri Tigers, as the fell 86-84.