OKLAHOMA CITY — Junior Nick Tepesch threw his second complete game in his past three starts, leading Mizzou to a 7-3 win over No. 1 Texas on Wednesday in the Big 12 Conference tournament pool-play opener for both teams at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
The loss snapped Texas’ seven-game winning streak and was just the second loss by the Longhorns (46-9) in their past 30 games. The Tigers (28-25) were 0-4 against Texas this season before Wednesday’s victory.
Tepesch (6-6) scattered 10 hits and struck out five batters while throwing 134 pitches.
Kevin Lusson's solo home run in the second inning gave Texas a 1-0 lead, but Senne's double off Texas starter Hoby Milner (3-1) highlighted a three-run third inning for the Tigers, who led the rest of the way. Milner gave up six hits and four runs in four innings for the Longhorns.
Missouri extended its advantage to 7-2 with a two-run eighth, keyed by an error by Texas reliever Andrew McKirahan and an RBI double by Conner Mach.
Missouri has won its opening game of the Big 12 Championship in six of the past seven years. Missouri will face Texas A&M at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Aggies are also 1-0 in the tournament after defeating Texas Tech, 9-2, earlier on Wednesday.