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Men’s Basketball Drops Road Game to Vanderbilt

Noah Carter

Nashville, Tenn. – A run to finish the second half proved to be the difference as Vanderbilt posted a 68-61 victory over the Missouri men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon.

After a hot start where the Tigers made 9-of-13 field goals for a 10-9 lead, the Commodores held Mizzou to just 3-of-19 the remainder of the first half for a 23-9 run that proved to be pivotal.

Graduate forward Noah Carter led the Tigers with 20 points and six rebounds, posting his third 20-plus point game of the season. Junior Tamar Bates added 17 points and graduate Nick Honor chipped in 11.

After taking the 32-29 lead into the intermission, Vanderbilt (6-15, 1-7 SEC) scored the first six points of the second stanza to quickly pull ahead by nine, 38-29. The Tigers continued to fight and pulled within a single possession on five occasions, including within a single point with just 1:57 remaining after five-point run from Honor. However, Vanderbilt answered with a bucket on the other end and then made its free throws the finish of the victory.

Mizzou (8-14, 0-9 SEC) shot 37.3 percent with a 7-of-26 clip from 3-point range and 10-of-11 mark from the free-throw line. Vanderbilt connected on 40.0 percent of its field goals, including 5-of-22 from beyond the arc and 15-of-20 from the charity stripe.

The Tigers return to Mizzou Arena to host Texas A&M on Wednesday night. First tip on the SEC Network is scheduled for 8 p.m.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics