Missouri had their chances. But in the end Kansas had more fire power and perhaps a little more luck. The Jayhawks topped the Tigers 79-74 at the Hearnes Center. Aaron Miles heaved a desperation shot with to tie it at 74 with 1:20 remaining. Then with :23 secdonsd to go Kirk Hinrich put up a 25-footer that found net to break the tie. Rickey Paulding’s three-pointer to tie it, was no good and the Tigers’ fate was sealed. Ricky Clemons and Paulding had 21 points apiece to lead the Tigers in the loss. It was Mizzou’s first loss at home all season. The Tigers dropped to 18-9 and will face Nebraska on Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament in Dallas.
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