UCLA overcame a nine-point deficit in the final four minutes to defeat Missouri 97-94 in overtime in Los Angeles.
The Missouri Tigers had a nine-point lead with less than four minutes to play, and scored just eight points the rest of the way as UCLA overcame the Missouri lead to force overtime with Jordan Adams’ layup with 11 seconds to play.
A controversial non-call on a UCLA foul in the final seconds of regulation muddied the finish. Phil Pressey went sprawling to the floor on a play that many believe could have been called a flagrant foul.
Phil Pressey led the Tigers with 19 points and a MU single-game record 19 assists, three short of the NCAA record. Keion Bell and Laurence Bowers each had 17 in the losing effort.
Shabazz Muhammad led UCLA with 27 points and Travis Wear added 22 for the Bruins.
Missouri is back in action on Saturday, January 5th against Bucknell. Note the game time is 3 PM instead of the originally scheduled evening tip. Coverage on KTGR and KCMQ at 2:30 PM.