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.