Scores

Final

(7) Davidson 77

(20-13, 15-1 Southern)

(2) Missouri 85

(23-11, 9-9 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, March 18, 2014

    Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri

    1 2 T
    #7DAVID 41 3677
    #2MIZZ 37 4885

    Top Performers

    Davidson: D. Brooks 29 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Missouri: J. Brown 30 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Brown lifts Missouri over Davidson 85-77

    Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jabari Brown scored 30 points and Earnest Ross added 16 to help Missouri hold off Davidson 85-77 in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night.

    After trailing most of the game, Brown converted a free throw with 1:17 remaining to cap a 10-2 Missouri (23-11) run and give the Tigers an 81-74 lead. Davidson's Tyler Kalinoski hit a 3-pointer to end the streak, but the Wildcats could get no closer than four points the rest of the way.

    With the win, Missouri advances to face the winner of Wednesday's matchup between Southern Mississippi and Toledo.

    De'Mon Brooks led Davidson (20-13) with a career-high 29 points. The Wildcats ended their season with two consecutive losses after winning 13 in a row to win the Southern Conference regular-season title.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DAVID
    MIZZ
    Points 77 85
    FG Made-Attempted 28-67 (.418) 29-50 (.580)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-29 (.310) 2-8 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-13 (.923) 25-34 (.735)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

    Series

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    Research Notes

    Missouri currently trails by 5 at home against Davidson in 1st round NIT action. Missouri is 15-2 at home this season after going 50-2 at home over the previous three campaigns. In addition, the Tigers have not lost three or more home games in a single season since 2007-08, when they had a home mark of 13-4.

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