29 January 2011

Messing With Texas

Austin, TX- The University of Missouri Tigers traveled to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns today, Saturday, in an effort to hand Texas their first conference loss of the season.  What happened, was the exact opposite.  The Longhorns opened up with a 10-0 run to start the game, and forward Laurence Bowers and guard Kim English scored 10 of the team's first 12 points, until Bowers left the game after taking an elbow to the face.  He never returned and is still questionable for the Oklahoma State game on Feb 2.  Phil Pressey scored 12 in the 71-58 loss, and the Tigers did show great improvement in one area: free throws.  Their rebounding left a lot to be desired, and a Texas team that has struggled from the line was the reason the Tigers were able to claw their way to within 10 points.  In the end, it just wasn't meant to be for MU, as they fall to 17-4 in a year that winning on the road in Big 12 Conference play is a near improbability.

The Tigers' next game is 2/2 against Oklahoma State in Stillwater.  Tip off is set for 8p/C on ESPN2. 

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