Mizzou basketball falls to Arizona 72-53
LAHAINA, Hawaii - The Tigers stuck with the third ranked team in the country but couldn't match Arizona in the second half, losing to the Wildcats 72-53.
Mizzou hung around in the first half and were tied with the Wildcats at one point during the first half 21-21.
However, Arizona went on a five-point run to close the second half and put the Tigers down 32-25 at halftime.
Arizona heated up from the floor in the second half and pulled away from the pesky Tigers after shooting 11-23 after the break.
Montaque "Teki" Gill-Caesar led the Tigers with 13 points and four rebounds. Keanau Post also brought down eight rebounds and added six points.
The Tigers now fall to 2-2 on the season and will play Purdue Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
The Boilermakers lost to Kansas State 88-79 earlier Monday.