- Elena Bergeron
The "Instant Intel" series is designed to immediately respond to a team's first-round victory by looking ahead to its next opponent.
In the battle of the pests, Missouri proved to be a better chaos-causer than Clemson on Friday. Maybe that's not a big surprise considering Clemson's messy first-round record under head coach Oliver Purnell (these other Tigers have been first-round outs in each of the past three seasons). But with both teams pressing, only Mike Anderson's Mizzou team was able to prod as effectively as it had all season.
But if Missouri thinks it's going to make a mess out of West Virginia's offense in the second round, the Tigers have another thing coming.
A fast tempo and emphasis on ball control play right into West Virginia's hands in a second-round game between the Mountaineers and the Tigers of Missouri.