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|Saturday, 24 November 2012 17:04|
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.|
Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.
The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds, then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.
Troy Daniels of VCU missed a 3 and the Tigers ran out the clock.
The Tigers lost to No. 2 Louisville in the semifinals, when they committed 23 turnovers. They had 14 against VCU.
Negus Webster-Chan and Keion Bell had 12 points apiece for Missouri.
NO. 19 MEMPHIS 52, NORTHERN IOWA 47
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Chris Crawford had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis avoided losing all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Joe Jackson scored 15 for the Tigers (3-2), who were one of four ranked teams in the regular-season tournament.
Deon Mitchell led the Panthers (3-3) with 18 points and five assists, but Northern Iowa shot 31.4 percent (16 of 51), including 7 of 27 (25.9 percent) from 3-point range.
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