Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

December 28, 2013

Tigers pull one out on the road

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Jabari Brown hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 55.1 seconds left to help No. 25 Missouri beat North Carolina State 68-64 on Saturday night.

Brown's 3 over Wolfpack freshman Anthony ''Cat'' Barber was the biggest shot in a back-and-forth final 4 minutes that saw the teams trade the lead three times before Brown's shot made it 63-62.

Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points to lead the Tigers (11-1), including two free throws with 20.1 seconds left that pushed the lead to 65-62.

Brown finished with 17, helping Missouri hold on in its first true road game this year. Johnathan Williams hit a free throw with 3.7 seconds left to make it a two-possession game and effectively seal the win.

T.J. Warren scored 24 points to lead the Wolfpack (9-3), but didn't score for the final 12 minutes as N.C. State lost despite twice leading by 10 points.

Missouri hit five 3-pointers after halftime, the last two coming in the final 4 minutes. After N.C. State's Ralston Turner knocked down one to give N.C. State a 59-57 lead, Clarkson hit one over Tyler Lewis at the 2:55 mark to put Missouri back up. 60-59.

Turner, who had made just one shot through the first 36 minutes of the game, answered with another 3 that put the Wolfpack up 62-60 with 1:39 left. But Brown responded with the shot that would put Missouri in front for good.

Missouri was coming off its first setback, a 65-64 loss against Illinois in which the Illini hit two free throws with 4.6 seconds left to spoil the Tigers' perfect start.

As for N.C. State, the loss snapped a seven-game winning streak. It also looked unlikely considering how the Wolfpack controlled the action for much of the night and didn't trail until Clarkson's three-point play with 3:51 left.

There were plenty of things for the Wolfpack to regret after this one. In addition to Warren's quiet finish, Barber had a chance to put N.C. State back in front moments after Brown's 3 only to come up short on the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity at the foul line with 26.8 seconds left.



Missouri NEWS

[More]

Latest Headlines:


 

Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos PowerMizzou.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.