THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri men's basketball team earns first road win of season

Sunday, February 17, 2013 | 5:35 p.m. CST
Missouri guard Keion Bell scores a basket between Mississippi State forwards Colin Borchert and Gavin Ware in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., on Wednesday. Missouri won 78-36.

This past week in Missouri sports, the men's basketball team beat Mississippi State to earn its first on-the-road win of the season. Both men and women's basketball lost road games, to Arkansas and Vanderbilt respectively.

Missouri men's baseketball team nets first road win of season

Missouri secured their first win on the road in Southeastern Conference play on Wednesday at Mississippi State. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, the SEC's last-place team, 78-36. The Bulldogs were shorthanded with only six scholarship players eligible for the game.

The Tigers didn't fare as well in their second away game of the week, falling 73-71 to Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. A series of  mistakes in the last half-minute of the game let the Razorbacks, coached by former Missouri coach Mike Anderson, recoup their 4-point deficit and win the game.

Throughout the game, the Tigers missed free throws, turned the ball over, got into foul trouble and only shot 39.7 percent from the field.

Missouri women's basketball

The Missouri women's basketball team lost to Vanderbilt 62-46 on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. The Tigers trailed the Commodores throughout the game, never gaining the offensive momentum to close the gap. Usually a strong shooting team, Missouri shot just 4-for-27 behind the arc.

The team continued to struggle with the long range in its road game at Arkansas on Sunday. The Tigers shot 2-for-16 from behind the arc in a 61-40 loss to the Razorbacks.



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