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Game Thread: Mizzou vs. Kentucky

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The Tiger travel into hostile territory head coach-less for their SEC opener.

Taking on Kentucky in Lexington is certainly a less than ideal way to start conference play. Taking them on without your head coach is even less ideal. Still, SEC play will go on, and the Tigers are set to hit the ground running.

Missouri 56 | Kentucky 83

Final

First Half Notes

  • Kobe Brown with an early offensive foul on a push off.
  • Cats start out with a 7-0 run, getting easy looks at will.
  • Keion Brooks Jr. leading Kentucky with seven points early on, but it has been fairly balanced scoring.
  • Amari Davis hits the first three of the game for Mizzou.
  • Missouri takes the lead off of a poor inbounds pass from UK that was stolen by Amari Davis. Great run from the Tigers aided by some hot shooting.
  • Kentucky retakes the lead 21-18, but the game definitely is more tightly-contested.
  • 2 early fouls for Wilmore, joining Brown and Davis.
  • Cats have regained control of the game.
  • Kentucky continued their hot shooting from three with a TyTy Washington three-pointer.
  • Cats take a large lead into the half after Mizzou went ice cold from the field and Kentucky stayed hot.

Second Half Notes

  • Mizzou cuts the lead to 12 thanks to some stellar play from DaJuan Gordon and Boogie Coleman.
  • Tigers can not muster enough to take the lead any lower though.
  • Tshiebwe taking over in the second half, now has 14 rebounds.
  • Lead is now up to 20 after another Tshiebwe rebound.

The Details

Opponent: Kentucky (9-2)

Time: 6:00 p.m. CT

Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? No

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou +20

Where To Watch: SEC Network

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

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Will the Tigers cover?
  2. Can the Tigers hold Oscar Tshiebwe to under 15 boards?
  3. How many points will Kobe Brown have?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?