January 24, 1999
By CRAIG HORST
AP Sports Writer
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Missouri seems to be the only team that knows how to win at Kansas.
Brian Grawer scored 16 points and Albert White had 15 as Missouri beat the 19th-ranked Jayhawks 71-63 Sunday, the first win by an opponent on the Jayhawks' homecourt since the Tigers did it in 1994.
Kansas (13-5, 5-1) had won 35 straight conference games since an 81-74 loss to Missouri on Feb. 20, 1994. The Tigers (13-4, 4-2) are the only conference team to beat Kansas since the Big 12 was formed, winning once each in 1997 and 1998 at Columbia.
Iowa had broken Kansas' overall home winning streak at 62 games, then the
longest in the nation, on Dec. 8, winning 85-81.
Grawer found White open under the basket for a dunk with 54 seconds left to give the Tigers a 66-61 lead. Kansas apparently was trying to trap at halfcourt but got its defense mixed up.
Nick Bradford had pulled Kansas to 62-61 with 1:59 to play, but Jeff Hafer scored on a pass from White with 1:29 left, and White made an open shot after Jeff Boschee missed a 3-pointer for Kansas.
Kansas scored the first basket, but Missouri led the rest of the way in
averting a sweep of the season series. Kansas won in 73-61 at Columbia on Jan. 11 when the Tigers shot 16 percent in the first half.
Missouri then lost at Colorado on Saturday before coming back to beat the
T.J. Pugh matched his career-high with 13 points, but had only two in the
second half. Eric Chenowith also had 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Consecutive 3-pointers by Boschee and Kenny Gregory pulled Kansas to 57-55 with 5:20 remaining. The Tigers led 61-57 with 3:43 left when Keyon Dooling made n arching jumper over 7-foot Eric Chenowith, but Ryan Robertson put back a missed shot at the other end and Kansas closed to 61-59 with 3:08 remaining.
Robertson had missed all nine of his field goal attempts. Missouri did not lead by more than three the rest of the way until White's shot. The Jayhawks then were forced to foul in the last minute.