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GAME THREAD: Missouri faces Iowa State in first road challenge

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This should be a bit more interesting — and tougher — than the season opener

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri beat Central Arkansas 68-55 in its opener to start the season on the right foot. The Tigers will face their first true test of the year when they travel to Ames to face an old Big 12 rival, Iowa State. The Cyclones are missing several key pieces, including lead guard Lindell Wiggington leaving a window open for the Tigers to steal a road win.

Follow along below for live updates and analysis.

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

First Half

10:36 – Missouri has seven turnovers but leads 14-10. Torrence Watson is 2-for-2 with five points.

7:53 – Iowa State senior guard Mariol Shayok has already accumulated three fouls. Missouri leads 17-14.

3:45 – The Tigers have now committed 13 turnovers but are shooting 52.9 percent and hold a 23-22 lead.

0:22 – A Michael Jacobson 3-pointer caps a 9-0 Iowa State run to end the first half. Missouri has turned the ball over 15 times.

HALFTIME – Iowa State 34, Missouri 25

16:43 – Jeremiah Tilmon misses an open standing dunk toward the end of an 8-2 Cyclones run to begin the second half.

11:50 – Missouri has hit four of its last five shots, including three Kevin Puryear makes, to trim Iowa State’s lead to 53-40.

FINAL – Iowa State 76, Missouri 59

Missouri-Iowa State men’s basketball: Game time, information

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Date: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

Location: Hilton Coliseum; Ames, Iowa

TV Channel: Mediacom 22

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

Iowa State is a 6-point favorite over Missouri, with an over/under of 142, according to Vegasinsider.com.

Missouri-Iowa State prediction

Alex Schiffer (Kansas City Star) | Iowa State 67, Missouri 60 - The Tigers struggle to slow down the Clones’ multidimensional offense but are able to keep the game interesting late in the second half. Kevin Puryear rebounds from a tough start, but Missouri doesn’t do enough to go home with the win.