Texas Vs. Missouri: Longhorns Come Up Just Short Against Tigers, Fall 67-66

J'Covan Brown scored 20 points but Texas came up just short against Missouri falling 67-66

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Texas Vs. Missouri Final Score: Longhorns' Upset Bid Falls Just Short 67-66

Michael Dixon's layup with 31 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as the Missouri Tigers survived to defeat the Texas Longhorns 67-66 in Austin.

Things nearly turned out much differently for Dixon who was whistled for a flagrant foul with 1:10 remaining and the Tigers holding a 65-62 lead. With Missouri trying to run the clock out, Dixon hit Julien Lewis with an elbow which resulted in two free throws for the Longhorns and the ball out of bounds. J'Covan Brown's jumper with 57 seconds remaining gave Texas its first lead since the first half at 66-65.

After a Missouri time-out, Dixon drove left and laid the ball high off the window to put the Tigers back on top. Texas took a time-out to set up the final play but was surprised when Missouri came out in a zone defense on the final play. Myck Kabongo missed a baseline jumper and Marcus Denmon grabbed the rebound as time expired.

J'Covan Brown led the Longhorns with 20 points but was denied an opportunity to win the game when the Tigers switched to zone on the final possession. Julien Lewis added 12 points and Myck Kabongo 10 for Texas who falls to 13-9 and 3-6 in the Big 12.

Dixon led the Tigers with 21 points off the bench going 9-10 from the field while handing out four assists. Phil Pressey and Ricardo Ratliffe each added 13 points for the Tigers who improve to 20-2 on the season.

For the latest scoop on Texas basketball, head over to Burnt Orange Nation while Rock M Nation has all the pre-game analysis from Columbia covered.

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Texas Vs. Missouri Score: Longhorns Down 27-22 At Halftime

After an ugly first half, the Texas Longhorns should feel fortunate to only be down 27-22 at halftime to the Missouri Tigers. Texas hit just 9-28 shot attempts in the first half and recorded zero first half assists while also turning the ball over nine times.

Julien Lewis scored eight points to lead the Longhorns while J'Covan Brown added four. Alexis Wangmene and Jaylen Bond each added three at the break. The Longhorns out rebounded the Tigers 19-14 in the first half.

Missouri was led by Phil Pressey and Michael Dixon's eight first half points. Marcus Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe each added four points. Denmon was just 2-8 from the field in the first half. The Tigers didn't fare much better than the Longhorns in the first half hitting only 11-29 shots and recording just three first half assists.

For the latest scoop on Texas basketball, head over to Burnt Orange Nation while Rock M Nation has all the pre-game analysis from Columbia covered.

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Texas Vs. Missouri: Game Preview, TV Info And More

After a 1-4 stretch against the top of the Big 12, the Longhorns desperately need a home win over the Tigers on Big Monday to put themselves back onto the NCAA Tournament bubble.

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