Marcus Denmon

NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

Michigan State and Missouri are the teams to beat, but Murray State could rise in Phoenix.
<p> A preview of the West Region in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, where Michigan State and Missouri are the top two seeds and Murray State is a Sweet 16 sleeper.</p>

2012 NCAA Tournament


Top Two – Michigan State (1), Missouri (2)

2011 College Basketball Preview: Missouri Tigers

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The mood among Missouri basketball fans was a blend of disappointment and disbelief when they learned athletic director Mike Alden had tapped Miami’s Frank Haith to succeed Mike Anderson last April. Only days earlier, they’d started dreaming about Purdue’s Matt Painter, a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, taking the reins, but after taking 24 hours to mull over a move to Columbia, Mo., he signed a lucrative extension to remain at his alma mater.