Mizzou Basketball Falls In Athens, 71-56

MUTIGERS.COM Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points versus Georgia.
Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points versus Georgia.

Feb. 25, 2014

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mizzou Basketball fell 71-56 at Georgia on Tuesday night as a rough shooting game from the consistent trio of Jabari Brown, Jordan Clarkson and Earnest Ross, and 52-percent shooting from the Bulldogs allowed the hosts to pull away and secure the double-figure win.

Unlike last Saturday's loss at Alabama, effort wasn't questioned for the Tigers, but this time it was the shots that wouldn't fall. Missouri went just 3-of-18 from three-point range, including several open looks, and hit just 17-of-53 total shots in the loss. In fact, Mizzou played Georgia tight for most of the first half and trailed by just three, 25-22, before Nemanja Djurisic hit back-to-back treys in the final minute to push the Bulldog lead to nine, 31-22 at the break.

Mizzou scored the first three points of the second half and cut the Bulldog lead down to six on a Ross layup, but a 13-4 run helped Georgia regain control and move to 10-5 in league play.

Clarkson and Brown led the Tigers with 17 points and Ryan Rosburg grabbed a career high 12 rebounds. Freshman Johnathan Williams chipped in 10 points, his sixth career game in double figures.

Missouri returns to action at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon against Mississippi State. The game will be carried on SEC TV.



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