Wanna Know Where Tigers Fans Are Watching the Mizzou-Clemson Game?
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If you're a Mizzou fan, word on the World Wide Web is that the local alumni association is gathering at The Corner Pub and Grill in Kirkwood to watch today's game. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.
If you're a Clemson fan, well, be prepared to spend a lonely afternoon in St. Louis because there probably aren't many like you.
Quick preview of the match-up after the jump...
Five Mizzou advantages:
- Clemson has lost three straight opening round games and their coach is winless in five previous trips to the NCAA tournament
- Clemson is coming off a bad loss in the first round of the ACC tournament. They were dropped by 11th-seeded North Carolina State
- MU leads the nation in forced turnovers per game with 19.7, for a total of 350 on the season
- Mizzou's deep bench averages more than 32 points per game, second best in the country
- Mike Anderson is 3-1 in the first round of the tourney and 6-4 overall.
- Clemson's three-straight first round losses were by a combined total of nine points. They're no pushovers.
- Mizzou is 1-4 since losing starting forward Justin Safford to a knee injury
- MU is also coming off a stinker: an embarrassing loss to 12th-seeded Nebraska in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.
- Clemson plays Mizzou's style of basketball -- they get up and down the floor and force 17 turnovers per game.
- Missouri might not have anyone who can handle Clemson's Trevor Booker. He is a 6-foot-7, 240-pound senior and the only player in ACC history with at least 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 200 assists, 200 blocks and 100 steals.