COLUMBIA, Mo. – Graduate pupil Nick Honor hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds remaining in time beyond regulation to elevate the Missouri males’s basketball group to a 66-64 victory over Mississippi State on Tuesday night time. The Tigers enhance to 20-8 on the season and 8-7 in SEC play, whereas Mississippi State drops to 18-10 and 6-9 in convention motion.
A back-and-forth affair noticed the sport’s most-thrilling motion saved for the ultimate minute of the additional session. Trailing by two, senior ahead Noah Carter sank a 3 to go up 63-62 with 51 seconds to play. The Bulldogs countered on the following possession with a jumper within the lane to guide, 64-63, with 20.5 ticks left.
Honor, nevertheless, answered for the Tigers. The purpose guard introduced the ball up the courtroom trailing by one, pulled up from past the arc and sunk the most important shot of his Mizzou profession for the go-ahead basket with lower than eight seconds remaining. The Tigers then responded with their greatest cease of the sport on the defensive finish to safe the 66-64 win in entrance of 12,014 followers at Mizzou Area.
Senior ahead Kobe Brown led the Tigers with 17 factors – notching his twenty first recreation of the season in double figures. Graduate guard D’Moi Hodge completed proper behind Brown with 16, whereas classmate Tre Gomillion posted a season-best 10 rebounds to go along with eight factors.
The opening half featured a back-and-forth contest between the 2 golf equipment, with Hodge (13 factors), Brown (seven factors) and Carter (seven factors) main Missouri with massive pictures to maintain the Tigers at tempo with the Bulldogs. The Tigers’ aggressive protection additionally stored the rating shut, forcing Mississippi State into seven turnovers. General, first 20 minutes of motion featured 12 whole lead modifications earlier than the Bulldogs headed into the locker room with a 34-31 edge.
The second half was a lot of the identical story, with the Tigers’ protection clamoring the Bulldogs much more within the closing minutes. MU compelled Mississippi State to go practically seven minutes with out a subject aim – its longest defensive stand of the sport. Neither group would lead by greater than six factors your complete recreation as two free throws with lower than 10 seconds left by Mississippi State tied the match. The Tigers could not seal the victory in regulation however Honor could be the hero in time beyond regulation – scoring six of his 10 factors on the day within the further body.
Missouri shot 40.4 p.c from the ground and 33.3 p.c from 3-point vary – connecting on its last two of the sport. The Tigers additionally held the Bulldogs to 36.7 p.c taking pictures (together with simply 25.9 p.c within the second half) whereas forcing 14 turnovers and grabbing 11 steals.
The Tigers will hit the highway for one more SEC matchup towards Georgia on Saturday in Athens, Georgia. The sport will tip off at midday CT on SEC Community.