SACRAMENTO, Ca. − The Missouri men's basketball team earned a 76-65 victory over Utah State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday, winning its first March Madness matchup since 2010.

The Tigers grabbed an early 14-6 lead within the first six minutes of play. That stretch featured a 12-2 run by the Tigers. D'Moi Hodge and Noah Carter combined to score 10 of Missouri's first 14 points.

Kobe Brown finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds in Missouri first NCAA tournament win since 2010

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