March Madness: 5 Reasons Mizzou Fell so Soon

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March Madness: 5 Reasons Mizzou Fell so Soon
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Every year college basketball fans are shocked, heartbroken, relieved and amazed by some of the most memorable games in the NCAA tournament. 

Upsets often lead to bracket-busting results and quickly reminds those watching that anything can happen. 

Last year, the upsets were incredible and this year is no different. Four top 5 ranked teams are already on their way home after the first round. 

Missouri's surprise success was hailed by Mizzou fans and people who discounted the team after the controversial arrival of coach Frank Haith. 

Early predictions of Missouri winning it all or making a final four appearance was wiped away in their 86-84 loss to Norfolk State.

So what happened? How did a team that came so far fall so soon to an arguably lesser team?

Here are five reasons Mizzou fell in the first round.

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