Missouri jumped out to a big lead early and cruised home with a 87-58 victory over Notre Dame to advance to the finals of the CBE Classic. The Tigers will face the winner of the Georgia-California match up in the championship game on Tuesday.
Marcus Denmon scored a game-high 26 points to lead the way for the Tigers who shot 58 percent for the game. Denmon finished an extremely efficient 9-11 from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Phil Pressey added 17 points and three steals while Ricardo Ratliffe finished with 12 points and a team high eight rebounds. Kim English rounds out Missouri players in double figures with 10 points.
Missouri took a 52-37 lead into halftime and outscored the Irish by 14 in the second half. Missouri is off to a 4-0 start under new coach Frank Haith this season.