It almost seemed like a wasted trip to Athens, GA. for the Missouri Tigers who started SEC play by missing two shots, and turning the ball over twice in the openings two and a half minutes. Before fans could settle in, Georgia was up 10-0. Mizzou never recovered, suffereing their 19-straight SEC road loss, 77-59 to the Bulldogs. The closest Mizzou would get would be six, as the Tigers fall to 7-7, 0-1 in SEC play. Kevin Puryear led Mizzou with 19 points, Wes Clark had 13.
A driving layup by Dequon Miller with six seconds left gave Missouri State the win over visiting Northern Iowa, 59-58. The Bears snap a four-game losing streak to get to 5-10, and they also snap a four-year six-game losing streak to the Panthers.
Saint Louis’ Mike Crawford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and iced the game with a pair of free throws as the Billikens beat George Washington 65-62. GW was 12-2 coming into this game, so a nice win for the Billikens who were down by 12 in the second half. SLU is 6-8, 1-1 in A-10 play.
The UMKC men open WAC play tonight at home against Seattle. A win by the Roos would make them 7-0 at home, tying a school record to start the season.