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Mizzou Basketball vs. Northern Illinois Game Thread

Tigers look to bounce back from a stunning defeat to UMKC against the Huskies.

Missouri 54 | Northern Illinois 37

First Half Notes

  • Jordan Wilmore starts off the game with a bang, slamming home a dunk for a much more energetic start to this game.
  • Tigers spending a lot of time at the free throw line early on, have taken 6 going into the under 16.
  • Yaya Keita picks up two early fouls.
  • Fast-paced yet low-scoring game to start out. Tigers look sharper on both sides of the floor.
  • Huskies making a habit out of drawing charges, have 3 of them already.
  • Jordan Wilmore is overall way more involved on both sides of the floor.
  • Ronnie DeGray III with an impressive block that was going high off the glass, Kobe Brown follows with his own on the next possession.
  • Huskies go on a mini-run to claim a 21-16 at the under four timeout. Are getting plenty of post up opportunities and taking advantage.
  • A quick 4 points coming out of the timeout forces the Huskies to call their own.
  • Solid run on both ends of the floor for the Tigers to reclaim a lead going into the half. Kobe Brown played superb down the stretch.

Second Half Notes

  • No points were scored in the second half until the 16:26 mark. Score is 24-23 at the under 16.
  • Boogie Coleman picks up a third foul just over the 12 minute mark.
  • Zool Keuth heating up for NIU, just hit two 3s in a row.
  • Kobe Brown puts Mizzou ahead, has shown flashes of great explosiveness in this game.
  • Momentum in favor of the Tigers as they go on a nice run to make it 38-32 and force NIU to call another timeout.
  • Kobe Brown picks up his 6th assist, nearly all of which seem to be going to Wilmore.
  • Boogie Coleman hits an ice-cold three to extend the lead to nine with under three minutes left, potentially putting this one away.
  • The fouling begins for Northern Illinois as the game draws to a close.

The Details

Opponent: Northern Illinois (1-1)

Time: 7:00 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? No

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, -14.5 (Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details)

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. Who will lead the Tigers in scoring?
  2. Who will cover the spread?
  3. Who will bounce back the best from Monday?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?