Columbia, Missouri- The Missouri men’s basketball team beat No. 12 Iowa 78-61 on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Missouri Arena. The Tigers had a strong run at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half to take their 4th-place win of the season and improve to 16-5. Meanwhile, the nationally ranked cyclones drop from 15 to 5 annually.
Four Tigers scored in double figures in the winning effort. Senior kobe brown He dropped 20 points and 12 rebounds, both game-highs for his second double of the year. Domoy Hodge He scored 17 points with a team-leading 4 assists.
graduation Nick Honor 12 points added – with all 3 pointers – with Deandre Golston Rounding out Mizzou’s double-figure scorer with 10 points.
Mizzou led 10 to 6 early in the contest. Iowa State (15-5) put together a 15-10 run and midway through the first period he led 21-20. They failed to see the lead again in the contest as Missouri converted a basket down the floor four times in a row. The Tigers dominated the first half, going 12-7 (58.3%), and he led the Cyclones 42-32 in the intermissions.
The Tigers fired on all cylinders in the second half and got off to a perfect 6-for-6 start from the field to start the half. Overall, Mizzou finished the first half and turned a 30-26 lead into his 58-39 advantage as he hit 10 straight shots of his own to start the second half.
The 12th-ranked team in the nation was never closer than 13 points for the rest of the game as Missou scored a 17-point victory, 78-61.
The Tigers shot 49% and went 14/30 (47%) from behind the 3-point line. This means he scored 19 more points than the nation’s ninth-ranked defense would allow on average. Mizzou also came from behind the three-point line where he went 6-for-15 (40%) in 15 days, holding Iowa State to 45% off the field.
Mizzou wore the Brock M Throwback jersey, reminiscent of the uniform worn from 1973-1996. These teams have won eight conference titles, earned him 15 NCAA tournament bids, featured eight All-American selections, and had 24 players selected in his NBA Draft. Mizzou Athletics welcomed the basketball graduates back to Saturday’s game and honored them on the court at halftime.
The Tigers will look to continue their home winning streak with LSU at the Mizzou Arena on Wednesday night. The first hint is scheduled for 8pm and will air on the SEC network.