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Norfolk State Shocks Missouri

Associated Press

The seemingly unfathomable became a grim reality for Mizzou fans on Friday at the CenturyLink Center when the Tigers became just the fifth No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament history to lose a first-round game and the first since 2001.

Missouri tumbled 86-84 against 15th-seeded Norfolk State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, whose teams had been 0-41 against schools from the six power conferences this season.

Mizzou, which only a week ago won the Big 12 tournament and had hoped for a No. 1 seed, had a last-second chance to win, but Phil Pressey's long shot from the left wing at the buzzer didn't go down.

It wasn't the result Mizzou fans could have anticipated, nor what Tiger senior Kim English could have been thinking when he spoke ...

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