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Brown's career high not enough to get MU women's basketball past K-State

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 10:14 p.m. CST; updated 10:39 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

RaeShara Brown received the pass with one second left in the game. Standing on her own free-throw line, she heaved the basketball into the air. As the final buzzer rang, Brown's shot swished through the net.

Brown's shot from behind half court added three points to a career-high 33. But the effort was not enough to give the Missouri women's basketball team its first road win in Big 12 Conference play this season.

Kansas State beat the Tigers 66-63 on Wednesday in Manhattan, Kan., dropping Missouri to 9-9 and 1-3 in the Big 12.

Brown carried the Tigers early. She completed her first five shots, scoring 13 of Missouri's first 15 points to get the Tigers out to a 15-9 lead over Kansas State (12-5, 2-2 Big 12).

Brown shot 12-of-19 from the field, for Missouri's first 30-plus-point performance since EeTisha Riddle notched 31 against Wyoming during the 2006-07 season. Brown also recorded four assists and four steals. Tigers senior Shakara Jones had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while junior Christine Flores, who played with a broken finger, added 11 points.

With just under 10 minutes to play, Brown scored on a reverse layup to give the Tigers their first lead of the second half at 44-43. A jumper by Kansas State's Jalana Childs, who scored a career-high 21, put the Wildcats back ahead 45-44. Then with eight minutes left to play, Flores held the ball near the free-throw line.

The shot clock was winding down, and the junior forward was forced to drive to the rim. Childs met her in the paint in a collision that sent the Wildcats' forward to the floor. But the foul was called on Childs, her fourth of the game and Flores hit her free throws to swing the lead back to Missouri 46-45.

Kansas State coach Deb Patterson didn't want Childs, her leading scorer, to pick up her fifth foul, so she sent Childs to the bench for the next four minutes. Missouri couldn't take advantage, though, and the Wildcats led 53-46 by the time Childs returned to the game.

Missouri senior Jasmyn Otote converted a three-point play with 39 seconds left to get Missouri within 59-54, but the Tigers never got any closer.


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