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GAME THREAD: Missouri at Xavier

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The Tigers make their return trip to the Cintas Center for tonights game.

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Final: Although they showed fight, Missouri fell apart in overtime, losing 58 to 63 at Xavier. The Tigers drop to 2-1. Dru Smith double-doubled, leading the Tigers with 22 points, ten rebounds and four assists. The Tigers will face the Wofford Terriers on November 18th back at Mizzou Arena.

End of regulation: The Tigers are going into overtime with the score knotted at 51.

2H 12:30- Missouri seems to be finding its rhythm, tying the game at 34. Points are being spread around with the first five baskets of the half all from different scorers.

Half- The Tigers went on a 9-1 run to close out the first. Mark Smith hit a buzzer beater three point shot, closing out the half. The Tigers are shooting 7/27 from the field and Mark Smith leads the team with six points. Xavier is up 28-21

1H 4:58- The Tigers have racked up 11 turnovers, shooting 4/20 from the field and 0-6 from deep. Xavier is beginning to extend their lead up 25-12.

1H 15:06- Missouri quickly logged five turnovers and in a familiar bad dream, Jeremiah Tilmon racked up two fouls less than five minutes in.

Pregame

Missouri is off to a good start this year after winning their first two home games. But things get sticky and fast with a road trip against a top 25 team on the road. Last season the Tigers were able to control the game on both sides of the ball, but playing in the Cintas Center gives Xavier a big advantage for this game. Read Josh’s preview for more.

The Details

Opponent: Xavier Musketeers (2-0)

Time: 6:00 p.m. CT

Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? Missouri received 13 votes in the AP Poll but it wasn’t enough to lock them into the rankings.

What Does Vegas Say? Xavier, -5

Where To Watch: CBS Sports Network

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

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. What is the the most important stat to ensuring a Missouri victory?
  2. How many 3’s will the Tigers hit?
  3. O/U on Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson Assists — 10.5?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will final score be?