Arizona jumped out to an 11-point lead in the opening minutes and pushed it to 19 by halftime. The Wildcats didn’t let up, adn there was nothing Mizzou could do to stop them as the Tigers lost 88-52 to the 13th ranked Wildcats. Missouri became the latest victim inside the McKale Center as Arizona extended the nation’s longest home winning streak to 44 games. It was Arizona’s largest non-conference win over a Power 5 conference school since beating Kansas State 125-87 in 1997.
Mizzou went on a 7-0 run midway through the first half to cut Arizona’s lead to seven at one-point, but the Tigers would never get closer.
Sophomore guard Namon Wright led the Tigers with nine points. Wright andKevin Puryear each had five rebounds. Jakeen Gant had eight points in 17 minutes of the bench.
Mizzou returns home to Mizzou Arena to face NC State on Saturday, Dec. 19. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT