Missouri took a tough shot on the chin from a desperate and struggling Nebraska team. Unlike a championship fighter, the Tigers were unable to get off the mat and eventually lost to the Huskers 66-61 at Mizzou Arena.
Point guard Stefhon Hannah was enver able to get into the flow of the game, and subsequently neither were his teammates. The team’s unquestioned leader, Hannah fouled out in the second half and finished 2-of-5 shooting for 6 points. each of his five shots were from behind the 3-point line. The rest of Hannah’s teammates suffered as well. Reserve guard Keon Lawrence led all scorers with 18 points. Mizzou’s leading scorer in the Big 12, Marshall Brown, didn’t start the ballgame. Darryl Butterfield started in his place and finished with 10 points. Matt Lawrence, who has been the team’s most consistent shooter, was held scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting.
Missouri’s leading rebounder only grabbed seven as they lost the rebounding battle 37-31. That’s not so good for a team that only shot 37 percent from the field, including 27 percent from behind the arc in the second half.
The Tigers fell to 13-8 overall, 2-6 in the Big 12. Nebraska improved to 13-8 and 2-5.
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