Mizzou was unable to keep its unbeaten record in tact over the weekend. The Tigers broke down in the second half and eventually fell to Purdue 79-62 on Saturday. Missouri was on the road for the first time this year and going for its first 10-0 start in 15 years.
Carl Landry dominated the paint for the Boilermakers with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Missouri erased an early eight-point deficit in the first half to tie the score at halftime 39-39. It was pretty much all Boilermakers in the second half. Purdue went on a 14-0 run building their lead to 62-47 before Stefhon Hannah’s free throws broke an eight minute scoring drought.
Terrance Crump pitched in 14 points for the Boilermakers and Chris Kramer added a season-high 10.
The Tigers were led by Hannah who tied a career-high with 21 points. J.T. Tiller scored a season-high 12, but only scored two in the second half.
Up next for the Tigers is Illinois in the Braggin’ Rights game Tuesday Dec. 19.