Missouri takes Old Dominion 66-61, gains final
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP)—Missouri held off a late run by Old Dominion to win their semifinal matchup at the South Padre Island Invitational 66-61 Friday night.
The victory set up a championship game Saturday between the Tigers and Richmond, which beat Mississippi State in the other semifinal.
Missouri (4-0) was led by senior guard J.T. Tiller with 12 points and seven assists. Kim English added 11 points.
Senior guard Marsharee Neely of Old Dominion led all scorers with 20 points. Gerald Lee had 13 and Ben Finney 12.
The Monarchs (4-1) cut the lead to four late in the second half but never got any closer.
Old Dominion struggled with Missouri’s aggressive defense, turning the ball over 24 times and creating easy baskets for the Tigers.
Missouri led 32-18 at the break.