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GAME THREAD: Missouri tries to stay above .500 against Temple

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The Tigers face their second Owls team of the season — and it could be just as nail-biting as the first time around

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Missouri is coming off a fairly successful Paradise Jam — the Tigers survived a scare against Kennesaw State and beat Oregon State before losing to No. 12 Kansas State 82-67 in the final. Now Cuonzo Martin’s 3-2 squad faces a revealing litmus test against a solid Temple squad.

Follow along below for live updates and analysis.

Missouri-Temple men’s basketball: Live updates, score, analysis

HALFTIME — Temple 42, Missouri 32

FINAL — Temple 79, Missouri 77

Missouri-Temple men’s basketball: Game time, information

Time: 8 p.m. CT

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Location: Mizzou Arena; Columbia, Mo.

TV Channel: SEC Network

Missouri-Temple men’s basketball: Betting odds, preview, prediction

Missouri is a 1.5-point favorite over Temple, with an over/under of 130.5, according to Vegasinsider.com.

Missouri-Temple prediction

Prediction: Temple 64, Missouri 59- The Owls have too much scoring power for Missouri and its inconsistent offense. The Tigers take the game down to the wire but fall late. Jordan Geist continues his scoring streak despite his back and drops 21 for MU.