Big Red Draws Mizzou

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 15, 2009 at 11:58 PM EDT

"Missouri won its first ever Big 12 tournament title and they will meet the 14th-seed Big Red, Ivy League champions making their second straight NCAA appearance."

The watching party was a little more reserved on the Cornell campus this evening.

Cornell ended a 20-year drought when they played in the NCAA tourney last year.

The Big Red were hammered by Stanford 77-53.

This time around, Cornell says they're focusing on business, not just enjoying the sights and sounds.

"Last year was kind of the excitement, we let that take us over a little bit," says center Jeff Foote. "We didn't really focus as much as we needed to. But this year I think having been there last year, having been through it all, we're going to be a lot more focused on the game."

"We've prepared for Missouri already, to be honest with you," says head coach Steve Donahue. "We've been working on our full-court press break and different things we want to try on offense against athletic teams, things like that, we've already done that. Really, we're so far ahead of where we were last year at this time."

14-seeds have upset the three-seed 15 times in the 64/65 team format.

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