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GAME THREAD: Mizzou travels to Mississippi State

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The Tigers will look to pick up their first road conference win against the Bulldogs.

NCAA Basketball: Florida at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Live updates

Final: Missouri falls 72-45 in Starkville. The Tigers avoid a 30-point loss but put on its worst showing of the season.

7:12 2H: Welp. The lead is at 26 now and there’s a very real chance Missouri loses by 30+ points. Last loss in the 30s was a 34-point dud against Auburn last season.

11:53 2H: Time is running out and Missouri hasn’t managed to cut into the lead any more. It would take a monster Mississippi State collapse for the Tigers to steal this one.

15:09 2H: Missouri is pushing the ball harder coming out of the break and it’s led to a mini-run of sorts. A lot more needs to go right to make this one even close but picking up the pace is a start. Tigers trail 44-29 and will have the ball after the timeout.

Halftime: Missouri trails by 20. That’s it, that’s the update. Not much to say about that half.

3:39 1H: Well things didn’t get any better over the last 12 minutes. Missouri is in a 20-point hole with a little under four minutes to play. It should go without saying, but having over double the turnovers than field goals made is not a recipe for success. Tigers have 11 and 5, respectively, and trail 31-11.

15:52 1H: Very ugly start for Missouri. Four turnovers on five possessions while Mississippi State has made a majority of their shots. Tigers trail 8-0 early.

Pregame

After knocking off what was supposed to be a much better team in the Florida Gators last Saturday, Missouri now has a shot to reach .500 in conference play against a similar opponent in Mississippi State.

Both teams sit at 9-6 overall, with the Tigers’ 1-2 SEC record barely edging out the Bulldogs’ 0-3. Though Mississippi State is favored with the matchup being in Starkville, be prepared to see quite the fight on the court for both teams.

Hoops Preview: Missouri heads to Starkville to face a very, very tall Mississippi State

The Details

Opponent: Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-6, 0-3 SEC)

Time: 8 p.m. CT

Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville MS

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? Not this week

What Does Vegas Say? Mississippi State, -2.5

Where To Watch: SEC Network | WatchESPN

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Leading scorer for the game?
  2. Does Torrence Watson reach double-digit points?
  3. Who leads the team in rebounds?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?