Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mizzou's Defense Impressive in 96-58 Rout of North Florida

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
The 15th ranked Missouri Tigers are notorious for fearsome defense. The Tigers loss talent, but has not shown signs of losing it's defensive pressure.

The Tigers defensive pressure also got them in the record books. Thanks to their 34 forced turnovers against the North Florida Ospreys in a 96-58 victory.

Additionally, according to Head Coach Mike Anderson challenged his team to hold North Florida scoreless for the rest of the game, and that is exactly what Missouri was able to do ending the game on a 24-0 run.

The Tigers defense is very aggressive, and hard to grasp for any team. They are always in your face, fast agile, and can track the ball down fast.

Most of their offense comes from the defensive end and no one has been able to slow down the tough defense of the Tigers.

Granted, it was North Florida, but anytime a team shows dominance by shutting any team out in the final seconds of the game needs to be noted.

Mizzou had a balanced attack with five players in double figures, led by Marcus Denmon's 18 points.

Ricardo Ratliffe chipped-in 16, Kim English had 13, Laurence Bowers finished with 12, and Michael Dixon had 11.

North Florida finished with two players in double-figures. Parker Smith finished with a team-high 17, while Matt Sauey chipped in 14.

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