Missouri 66

(12-8, 2-3 Big 12)

Colorado 62

(9-10, 1-4 Big 12)

    4:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008

    Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colorado

    1 2 T
    MIZZ 24 4266
    COLO 34 2862

    Top Performers

    Missouri: L. Lyons 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Colorado: M. Hall 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Missouri 66, Colorado 62

    Associated Press

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Leo Lyons scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and Missouri overcame a 13-point deficit over the final 10 minutes for a 66-62 win over Colorado on Saturday.

    The Tigers (12-8, 2-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak and a five-game road skid, never led in the first 38 minutes. Then, Matt Lawrence set up in the left corner and swished a 3-pointer that gave Missouri a 61-60 lead with 2 minutes left.

    They wouldn't trail again.

    Lyons' slam dunk after a turnover by Marcus Hall made it 63-60. After Hall, who scored 28, sank two free throws with 1:10 remaining to make it 63-62, it was all Tigers.

    DeMarre Carroll missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 34 seconds left and the Buffs got the ball, but Stefhon Hannah stole it and laid it in for a 65-62 lead.

    Xavier Silas missed a 3-pointer for the tie and Hannah, who scored 11 of his 13 points after halftime, sank a free throw for the final margin.

    Hall scored 20 first-half points as the Buffs (9-10, 1-4) built a 34-24 halftime lead, one they would stretch to 50-37 halfway through the second half.

    The Tigers reeled off eight straight points to cap a 13-3 spurt that pulled them to 53-50 with 6 1/2 minutes remaining, and they kept chipping away until Lawrence's 3-pointer put them ahead for good. Lawrence finished with nine points.

    Richard Roby had 14 points and 13 boards for Colorado, which outrebounded the taller Tigers 33-32.

    Hall scored 20 points in the first half on 8-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-5 from three-point range.

    That wasn't like the Tigers, who sport the nation's second-best perimeter defense, which was on display in the second half as the Buffs missed all six of their shots from beyond the arc, sparking Missouri's comeback.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 66 62
    FG Made-Attempted 25-58 (.431) 20-44 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 18-24 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 14

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