Missouri basketball concludes season with senior night loss

2 years 8 months 1 week ago Saturday, March 05 2016 Mar 5, 2016 Saturday, March 05, 2016 10:13:00 PM CST March 05, 2016 in Sports
By: Ben Burke, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Sophomore Namon Wright had 19 points and seven rebounds, but the Missouri men's basketball team could not pick up the senior night win Saturday night. The Tigers fell to Florida, 82-72.

In his last game as a Tiger, senior Ryan Rosburg added 11 points on 5-10 shooting. Rosburg is Missouri's only senior.

The game was Florida's from the onset, as the Gators started the game on a 19-5 run through the first eight minutes.

Florida would extend its lead to as large as 21 with 12 minutes to go in the game. From there, The Tigers clawed back to within seven until the Gators sealed it with late free throws.

One major advantage Florida held over Missouri was at the charity stripe. The Gators made 25 free throws Saturday, while the Tigers only made 11 on 20 attempts.

Due to self-imposed sanctions, the Tigers will not be able to compete in the SEC Tournament. Missouri ends it season with a 10-21 record, and a 3-15 record in conference play.

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