The Missouri Tigers struggled early, fell behind and played to a double-digit deficit most of the game and finished up the 2015-16 campaign with an 82-72 loss to the Florida Gators on an evening when the school honored Ryan Rosburg in his final college game.
Dorian Finney-Smith led the Gators with 2o points as Florida shot 43% for the game after a blistering first half, which saw their lead as big as 21.
Four Tigers scored in double figures. Namon Wright led Mizzou with 19. Rosburg and Kevin Puryear had 11. Terrence Phillips added 10. The Tigers shot 45% for the game, but just 7 of 18 from three-point range.
WHAT’S OUT THE DOOR
Rosburg finished off his senior season averaging a career-high 7.5 points per game and 15.0 over his final nine games. He scored a total of 530 points over his four years at Mizzou, shooting 60.3 percent from the field. The Tigers’ game vs. Florida was the 127th game of his career and his 70th start.
WHAT’S COMING BACK
Sophomore guard Namon Wright finished his sophomore campaign as the squad’s leading rebounder with 160 boards – 5.2 per game.
Freshman guard Terrence Phillips finished his first season with his first double-double of his career. He ended the night with 10 points and tied his season highs in both rebounds (10) and assists (7).
Freshman forward Kevin Puryear led the team in free throw percentage at 83.6 percent (102-of-122). He also led the team in scoring this season with his 11.5-points-per-game average.