Furman 63

(4-5, 1-4 away)

Missouri 72

(4-3, 4-1 home)

    3:00 PM ET, December 18, 2005

    Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri

    1 2 T
    FUR 34 2963
    MIZZ 33 3972

    Top Performers

    Furman: R. Bostain 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast

    Missouri: T. Gardner 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mizzou takes late lead, holds off Furman in win

    COLUMBIA, Mo (AP) -- Thomas Gardner scored 20 points and Jimmy McKinney rebounded from a poor shooting night late in the game Sunday as Missouri held off Furman 72-63.

    In a back-and-forth game, Missouri (4-3) took the lead for good on a McKinney jumper with 3:21 left. A 3-pointer by Jason Horton with 1:53 left put Missouri ahead 65-60.

    Furman had a pair of chances with less than a minute left. After Horton turned the ball over on a five-second call, Eric Webb's 3-point attempt fell short. Kevin Young secured the rebound and was fouled, but he airballed the front end of a 1-and-1.

    Robby Bostain went the length of the court but his layup rolled off the rim and Missouri secured the win from the free-throw line.

    Gardner started the game 3-for-3 from the field, but he missed his next five shots and finished with eight points in the half.

    Furman used runs of 8-0 and 7-0 to build a 34-33 halftime lead. Bostain paced the Paladins with nine points, six rebounds and four assists in the half.

    Jason Horton added 13 points for Mizzou and McKinney had seven points on 2-for-12 shooting from the floor. McKinney and Marshall Brown each finished with 11 points.

    Bostain led Furman (4-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Webb, who entered the game as the Paladins' leading scorer, finished with eight points.

    It was Furman's second loss this season against a Big 12 opponent after falling 83-74 to Texas Tech on Nov. 23.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 63 72
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 28-59 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

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