Previously, Rector had commited to play at Rutgers, but the firing of head basketball coach Mike Rice earlier this month, clearly changed Rector's plans.
Pressey finishes his college career as Missouri's all-time leader in assists (580). He initially set the school's single-season assist mark in 2011-12 with 223 assists and broke that mark this season with 240.
It was thought to be common knowledge that Mizzou junior Phil Pressey would forgo his senior season at Mizzou and enter the NBA draft.
Dorian Green scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half and eighth-seeded Colorado State used good shooting to run away from No. 9 Missouri 84-72 Thursday night in the NCAA tournament.
Missouri has been a one-and-done team in the Big Dance in each of the past two seasons. The Tigers came into last season's NCAA Tournament with high hopes as a No. 2 seed only to be upset by Norfolk State in their first game.
Larry Eustachy is back in the NCAA tournament with another team.
Many students from Missouri and Illinois will play in the NCAA men's basketball tournament for either the SLU Billikens, Mizzou Tigers or the Fighting Illini. (Photos from Getty Images, USA TODAY SPORTS or team websites)
The country's number one college basketball analyst joined NewsChannel 5's Pat McGonigle on Today in St. Louis to discuss the Saint Louis University Billikens and who could make a deep run in the tournament.
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Fresh off their A-10 Tournament victory, the Saint Louis University Billikens netted a 4 seed in the midwest region of the 2013 NCAA Men's Tournament.
CSU had the second seed in Mountain West Conference Tournament, but on Saturday they were defeated by the third-seeded UNLV Runnin' Rebels 75-65.
Personal allegiances aside, three regional teams tied to this area are expected to receive invitations to the NCAA Tournament today.
Tonight at 10:30, KSDK Sports will present a "Selection Sunday" special. Hosted by Sports Director Rene Knott, we'll break down where Saint Louis, Missouri, and Illinois all land in the NCAA Tournament and map out their roads to possible success.
Derrick Millinghaus made a driving basket with 1.1 seconds left Friday as No. 3 seed Mississippi rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 6 seed Missouri 64-62 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals.