Marcus Denmon and Phil Pressey combined for 30 first half points as the Missouri Tigers grabbed a 52-37 halftime lead over Notre Dame in the semifinals of the CBE Classic. The Tigers put on a shooting exhibition in the first half connecting on 65 percent of their field goal attempts.
Denmon scored 17 in the first half for Missouri despite picking up two early fouls. He is 5-5 from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line in the first half. Phil Pressey scored 13 points and came up with a couple of steals for the Tigers. Ricardo Ratliffe has eight points at the intermission.