Tigers go cold in loss to Xavier

Missouri guard RaeShara Brown is knocked down while driving to the basket. Despite trailing by 15, Missouri started a comeback that got the Tigers within four points, but they ultimately fell short to Xavier's size advantage.

The Missouri women's basketball team had a rough night shooting from the outside, going 3-for-16 from behind the 3-point arc. With No. 16 Xavier in town, the cold shooting led to a 68-60 Missouri loss.

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