Neitzel Lifts Michigan over Missouri
Neitzel leads No. 10 Michigan State past Missouri 86-83
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Senior guard Drew Neitzel's (NYT'-zihl's) late 3-pointer and two free throws with 2.4 seconds left lifted Michigan State over Missouri 86-83 last night.
No. 10 Michigan State (3-0) struggled with Missouri's full-court pressure, twice losing double-digit leads in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
The preseason All-American Neitzel finished with 21 points and Raymar Morgan added 19 for the Spartans who face second-ranked UCLA in tonight's championship game.
Stefhon Hannah led the Tigers with 20 points, going 5-for-11 from 3-point range. DeMarre Carroll added 12.
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