The Missouri basketball team did something that only Kansas St. has done this season—they lost to Baylor. The Bears routed the Tigers 90-64 in Waco Tuesday night, giving Mizzou its sixth loss in a row. MU trailed by 43-21 at the half to a Baylor team that had averaged just 55 points per game until Tuesday. In the second half things got even worse for MU, as Baylor opened up a lead as large as 32 points.
Baylor freshman Curtis Jerrells led all scorers with 28 points, which is tied for the highest output by a freshman in the Big 12 this season. The other frosh to match that total is Nebraska’s Jamal White, who also achieved 28 against the Tigers.
Thomas Gardner was Missouri’s leading scorer with 25.
The Bears offense scored at a frenetic pace on Tuesday, hitting 62.3 percent of its shots against Missouri. Meanwhile, the Tigers shot 41 percent from the field.
Baylor took advantage of MU’s mistakes by converting 18 Tiger turnovers into 22 points.
With the loss, Missouri fell to 10-11 on the season and 3-7 in the Big 12.. Baylor, which didn’t play a non-conference schedule because of an NCAA penalty, improved to 2-7 on the season.