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Missouri takes on No. 15 Alabama and prevails

Missouri takes on No. 15 Alabama and prevails

The Missouri men’s basketball team beat Alabama 92-86 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers pulled ahead of the Crimson Tide in the second half. Missouri junior Kobe Brown led the game in points, making 30 out of the team’s 92. Overall, the Tigers are 7-7 so far this season, 1-1 for conference games. The men’s next game is Wednesday at Arkansas.

Missouri freshman Kaleb Brown looks for an opening to pass

Missouri freshman Kaleb Brown looks for an opening to pass the ball to a teammate Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. The Tigers’ next game is Wednesday at Arkansas.

Missouri senior Javon Pickett attempts to keep the ball away

Missouri senior Javon Pickett attempts to keep the ball away from Alabama senior Keon Ellis on Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. With the win against Alabama, Missouri’s record improved to 7-7.

Missouri freshman Trevon Brazile throws the ball

Missouri freshman Trevon Brazile throws the ball back into play Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Brazile scored nine of MU's 92 points.

Missouri's Kobe Brown struggles to make a basket

Missouri's Kobe Brown struggles to make a basket while surround by Alabama's players Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Alabama led the first half against Missouri, 43-40.

Missouri guard Jarron Coleman carries the ball

Missouri guard Jarron Coleman carries the ball trying to pass it Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Alabama was favored to win against Missouri.

Missouri junior Kobe Brown reaches for the ball

Missouri junior Kobe Brown reaches for the ball on Saturday at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Brown led the game with 30 points and 13 rebounds.

Missouri redshirt junior Jarron Coleman attempts a field goal

Missouri redshirt junior Jarron Coleman attempts a field goal against Alabama freshman JD Davison on Jan. 8 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Coleman has scored in double digits in five of his past six games.

Alabama head basketball coach Nate Oats shouts

Alabama head basketball coach Nate Oats shouts during a game against Missouri on Jan. 8, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Alabama, who was ranked No. 15, fell to Missouri. Alabama has an opportunity to get a win back against Missouri on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

Missouri forward Kobe Brown attempts to pass the ball

Missouri’s Kobe Brown attempts to pass the ball during the Tigers’ 92-86 victory over the 15th-ranked Crimson Tide on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Brown scored a career-high 30 points and added 13 rebounds in the upset. This is the Tigers first conference win this season.

Missouri forward Kobe Brown attempts to pass the ball

Missouri freshman Trevon Brazile dunks the ball

Missouri freshman Trevon Brazile dunks Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Brazile had nine points, seven rebounds, three blocks and three assists.

Missouri freshman Trevon Brazile dunks the ball Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Brazile registered his season highs for field goals made, rebounds, assists and steals.

  • Staff Photographer, spring 2020 Studying Convergence: Photojournalism and Russian Reach me at eludn5@missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at (573) 882-5720

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