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GAME THREAD: Missouri faces Oklahoma in Hall of Fame Classic consolation game

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Despite dropping the ball against Butler, the Tigers can still pick up a big win when they take on the Sooners.

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Live updates

Final: Oklahoma 77, Missouri 66

The first time the Tigers have allowed over 63 points in a game this season comes in the second of back-to-back double-digit losses. Not a good trip to Kansas City.

3:51 2H: Six straight points on three easy buckets for Oklahoma and the lead is back up to 13. Missouri made a valiant effort to trim the lead down but not sure they have enough left to make another run.

7:07 2H: Missouri has gotten the lead back down to as little as 1-point but hasn’t completed the comeback. The Tigers trail 55-52 with Oklahoma shooting free throws after the timeout.

11:30 2H: Tilmon has eight points this half after being held to just two in the past three halves combined. Missouri trails by just three with a lot of momentum going its way.

Halftime: Oklahoma 41, Missouri 29

Another frustrating half for the Tigers. The Sooners jumped out to a 15-3 lead before starting to miss everything, but Missouri couldn’t capitalize. Tigers are also still getting almost nothing from Mark Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon, who have a combined four points on the night (though that does match their combined total from last night).

7:32 1H: Missouri trails by 10 as halftime inches closer. Oklahoma made its first eight but then missed its next seven, though the Tigers did nothing to take advantage of the dry spell. Torrence Watson is 3 of 4 from deep, though, which is the only thing keeping Missouri in it right now.

12:48 1H: Dru Smith is already on the bench with two fouls. Oklahoma drained its first eight shots before Austin Reaves missed a three. Missouri has five fouls to the Sooners’ zero. Second bad start in as many nights for the Tigers.

Pregame

After falling to Butler in the semifinal round of the Hall of Fame Classic last night, Missouri men’s basketball has one more opportunity to pick up a high-profile win this week against former Big 12 foe Oklahoma.

Just like against the Bulldogs, KenPom predicts a 1-point Tigers’ win against the Sooners. But still, just like against the Bulldogs, we’ve seen where things can go terribly, terribly wrong.

If Missouri can figure out a way to knock down 3s and not allow a 15-3 run to start the game, a nice win over Oklahoma and a third-place finish among three other potential NCAA Tournament teams could help brighten up what’s been a pretty murky day for Mizzou Athletics.

Hoops Preview: Oklahoma stunk against Stanford, but would still be a good win for Missouri

The Details

Opponent: Oklahoma Sooners (5-1)

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? The Tigers received 3 points in the most rcent AP Top 25, which probably means they received a vote at No. 23.

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, -1.5

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

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Five Questions!

  1. Leading scorer for Mizzou?
  2. How many minutes does Jeremiah Tilmon play in the first half?
  3. Will Torrence Watson score tonight?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?