Don't think either team has sniffed 40 percent shooting today
Central Missouri is going to advance to play Missouri Southern in 5 p.m. semifinal Sunday.
55 minutes til MSU tips off vs. Harding.
Looks like MSU starting same lineup (which means everyone was on time from practice and meetings this week): Monaghan, Adler, Wooten, O'Brien, Marei.
Harding starters: Francis, Jameson, Gibson, Johnson, McNair.
Harding has only 8 players after mid-season suspensions. Average nearly 30 3-point attempts, make about 10 per game.
Harding hits first 3, by Johnson, leads 3-2.
Harding guard just passed layup to pass to teammate at arc. Tells a lot aboput their team philosophy. Didn't work this time.
MSU going to basket effectively. Much bigger and more athletic. MSU leads 8-7, 16:25.
MSU can post up at every position.
Timeout Harding. MSU getting any shot it wants, leads 15-7 at 15:07. Harding not big or athletic enough, needs to start hitting 3s.
MSU trying hard to isolate Marei in halfcourt offense. Not throwing it inside enough.
Monaghan 2-2 on 3s, MSU up 18-9, 13:00 1H
MSU is 10-13 shooting, 3-4 on 3s. 9-2 rebounds. Monaghan with 10 points.
Harding is 3-12 shooting.
Opponent might have something to do with it, but MSU is very impressive so far.
Harding with first 3, but are down 28-12, 8:09 1H
Hayden Johnson is working hard, but he has no chance against Marei.
Tink thats safe, 38-14 with 5:45 left in 1st half.
MSU is 16 of 23 from field, 6-9 on 3s
No problem, MSU hit three straight 3s, Adler, Wooten and Romashko, 41-16 with 4 minutes left in half.
Think Margenthaler's tie will stay on tonight.