The Missouri Tigers lost their third straight basketball game with a 78-62 loss to Texas Tech in Columbia Wednesday. MU shot themselves in the foot with 4-of-20 shooting from the three-point line and 19 turnovers. To make matters worse, the Tigers got into yet another field goal drought—they went over 12 minutes in the second half without a field goal. In that stretch MU went 0-9 from the field and turned the ball over seven times. One positive for the Tigers during that stretch was a 9-for-12 performance from the free throw line—they were 14-of-18 from the charity stripe on Wednesday. Jason Conley’s lay up at the 18:19 mark cut got MU to within four points and cut Tech’s lead to 42-38. That’s when the ban on buckets began. By the time Marshall Brown made a lay up with 6:14 to go, Tech led 63-49. Just over three minutes later, the Tigers trailed by 20. Brown was MU’s leading scorer with 12 points, Thomas Gardner had 11 and Linas Kleiza had 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Tigers are 9-8 overall and 1-3 in the Big 12, while Texas Tech improved to 11-4 and 3-1.
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