Tigers upset by Georgia in SEC Tournament

3 months 1 week 4 days ago Thursday, March 08 2018 Mar 8, 2018 Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:39:00 PM CST March 08, 2018 in Sports
By: Drew Bradley, Digital Producer

ST. LOUIS - Michael Porter Jr.'s much-anticipated first game back in 118 days was met with disappointment after the 12-seed Georgia Bulldogs upset fifth-seed Mizzou 62-60 in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

As a team, the Tigers couldn't get anything going offensively all game long. Mizzou ended the game shooting a cold 34.4% from the floor, with Porter Jr. making only five of 17 shots.

First Team All-SEC honoree Kassius Robertson and senior Jordan Barnett, the Tiger's two leading scorers from the regular season, finished with a combined 10 points against Georgia. Throughout the regular season, the usual sharp-shooting duo averaged a combined 30.6 points per game.

Fouls were also a source for issues for Mizzou, and kept the Tiger's playing small through the latter end of the second half.

Forward Kevin Puryear fouled out with around 10 minutes left in the game, and finished with only two points. Freshman Jeremiah Tilmon followed Puryear to the bench a few minutes later when he got called for his fifth foul, an offensive charge in the paint that was met with resounding boos throughout Scottrade Center.

The lone bright spot for the Tigers came in the form of Jontay Porter. The SEC Co-Sixth Man of the Year scored 20 points, and along with his brother Michael, led the Tigers with eight rebounds.

Though Porter Jr.  was clearly shaking off rust all game, there were some flashes of his raw talent. The superstar recruit sank a deep three in the final minute of the game to bring Mizzou within one point of Georgia.

A foul then brought Georgia freshman Rayshaun Hammonds to the line. Hammonds made his first attempt, but missed his second. However, the Tigers weren't able to rebound the ball, and Bulldog Nicolas Claxton came down with it, and was subsequently fouled and sent to the charity stripe.

Claxton missed both free throws, giving Tiger fans hope for a dramatic victory, or at least a tie to force overtime.

However, neither were the case. In the final Tiger possession, Robertson had an open look in the corner for a game-winning three-pointer, but bounced it off the back of the rim as time expired.

The Bulldogs' Yante Maten, a fellow First Team All-SEC selection, kept up his strong play in the SEC Tournament. Maten finished the game with a double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, six of which were of the offensive variety.

Georgia will go on to face Kentucky in the third round of the SEC Tournament, while the Tigers head back to Columbia to prepare for the NCAA Tournament.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley for not... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, June 19 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:22:00 AM CDT June 19, 2018 in News
COLE COUNTY - Former Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys will meet with lawyers Tuesday to discuss his use of the Confide... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, June 19 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:00:00 AM CDT June 19, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 7:08:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri democrats want Governor Mike Parson fire his chief operating officer and cancel a contract awarded to... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 6:49:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri air conditioning companies are facing the busiest time of year amid a four-day heat advisory. Craig... More >>
12 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 5:16:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – The attorney representing the security guard who shot Anthony Warren at a Waffle House on New Year's Day... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 3:12:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The 600 block of Monroe Street will be closed until Friday. Construction crews are removing a retaining... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 2:20:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A death, a huge cache of weapons and a suspect whose gun jammed as he was aiming... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 2:17:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson appointed state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be the new lieutenant... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 1:15:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BOONVILLE - Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport may reach new heights after the city council accepted a bid and authorized a... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 12:42:00 PM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - City public works crews will be repairing a road buckle on Providence Road between Blue Ridge Road and... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 11:39:00 AM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BALLWIN (AP) — Another bear sighting has people concerned in part of Missouri, but this time, it's deep into... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 9:45:39 AM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
BOONE COUNTY – The Katy Trail will see more bike traffic than usual this week with the 2018 Katy Trail... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 7:33:00 AM CDT June 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia is under a heat advisory until Monday evening. The National Weather Service issued the advisory on... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:29:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
FULTON - Forty people with disabilities will learn how to ride a two-wheel bicycle at the iCan Bike camp this... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:18:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri is the first and only state to define "meat" as exclusively animal product. The Missouri General... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:55:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The city will discuss the results of the 2017 Community Survey at Monday's city council meeting. Used... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:06:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
ROCHEPORT - The Sunny Oaks Charity Horse Show brought about 20 riders out Sunday afternoon to compete for ribbons and... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, June 17 2018 Jun 17, 2018 Sunday, June 17, 2018 3:36:00 PM CDT June 17, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 75°
6am 75°
7am 77°
8am 80°
9am 83°