BOISE, Idaho -- Following the defensive battle between Xavier-Wisconsin earlier in the day, watching Missouri and Marquette was a refreshing jolt of speed and scoring, capped by a stirring and slightly controversial finish.
In addition to those free throws, English scored 17 points in 12 minutes off the bench, including 15 in one six-minute stretch.
"Kim comes in like that and it just sparks all the rest of us," said Missouri's
Added Anderson: "Kim is playing with a lot of confidence right now and our guys know that. There are quantity of minutes and the quality of minutes and he gave us quality."
One of the scoreboards at Taco Bell Arena malfunctioned and for most of the first half, it read as if Missouri was playing Wisconsin. Arena personnel finally turned off the lighted portion reading "Wisconsin" and taped a white sign that read "Marquette" to the scoreboard.
A Memphis-Missouri matchup is "going to be a defensive slug match," says Missouri's