No. 13 Missouri gets past VCU 68-65

No. 13 Missouri gets past VCU 68-65
November 24, 2012, 9:30 pm
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Virginia Commonwealth guard Melvin Johnson (32) and Missouri guard Negus Webster-Chan (14) battle for a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.

The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.