The Missouri Tigers saw their double-digit lead in the second half against the No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers disappear and it looked like Dennis Gates’ squad was heading for another close road loss. Guard DeAndre Gholston had other ideas.
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Gholston finished the game with 18 points, one of four Tigers to hit double digits in points. None were bigger than his final triple, the last of 14 three-pointers on the day for Missouri. Kobe Brown led the Tigers with 21 points to help them grab the one thing missing from their resume; a road win over a top-10 team.
The Volunteers came back from a 16-point deficit in the second half, led by Tyreke Key and Santiago Vescovi. The duo hit some free throws to tie the game at 64-64 with just over eight minutes left in the contest. Vescovi’s triple gave Tennessee its first lead since 23-21 in the first half.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Missouri was a 12-point underdog in this contest.