Tigers fall short despite free throw record

1 month 6 days 11 hours ago Sunday, January 19 2020 Jan 19, 2020 Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:11:00 AM CST January 19, 2020 in Sports
By: Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Missouri Tigers fell short on Saturday afternoon at Alabama, by a score of 88-74.

Alabama's John Petty scored 20 points, and Alex Reese and Jaden Shackelford each had 17. The Crimson Tide built a 12-point second-half lead and then held off the Tigers' comeback attempt to punctuate a week that included handing No. 4 Auburn its first loss.

The final margin was the game's biggest, as Missouri pulled to within three points several times, the last on Reed Nikko's basket with 6:34 left.

That was as close as the Tigers could come despite making all 31 free throw attempts, a Southeastern Conference record.

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