Missouri made history with its run to the Elite Eight, but got stopped short by Oklahoma, 81-75. The Sooners led most of the way, answering every Mizzou challenge with a big play. Hollis Price led Oklahoma with 18 points, as the Sooners reached the Final Four for the first time since 1988. The Tigers were plagued by poor shooting, especially by guard Clarence Gilbert. Gilbert hit just one shot in 16 attempts from the field. Center Arthur Johnson hit only one free throw out of eight, and the rest of the team struggled at the line all day. But despite the shooting struggles, Missouri refused to quit. The Tigers fell behind by ten points several times, but eventually closed to within one point again. They trailed by only three, with less than three minutes to go. But a big run down the stretch by Oklahoma propelled them into the Final Four, where they’ll play Indiana Saturday. Missouri finishes its season 24-12.
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