Missouri got trounced at Lawrence, 90-71, by the 4th ranked Jayhawks. For the first time in 371 Big 12 basketball games, Missouri went without hitting a three pointer. They were 0-10 last night.
One bright spot in the game was Keon Lawrence, who scored a career high 25 points. Lawrence, who played 36 minutes in the game, said fatigue may have been a factor since there were quite a few players who have played some extra minutes the last few games. The sophomore said Mizzou didn’t get to a lot of loose balls. I have to agree, whether it was fatigue, bad technique or a little of both, the one thing that stood out in my mind was the number of offensive rebounds Missouri gave up; and not just one, but multiple attempts on the offensive end for KU.
DeMarre Carroll injured his ankle in the 2 nd half and tried to come back but had to leave the game. Darryl Butterfield and Jason Horton dressed and played in the game, both back from their suspensions.
Mizzou has now lost 14 of the last 17 against KU. Adding insult to injury, the Jayhawks honored their Orange Bowl champion football team at halftime.