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Missouri outlasts Elon 78-73 win

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Johnathan Williams III and Keith Shamburger each scored 16 points for Missouri, which converted all eight of its free throw attempts in the final minute, to escape with a 78-73 win against Elon on Thursday.

After trailing for all but the first 24 seconds of the game, Elon used an 11-0 run to suddenly pull within 70-69 with 55.9 seconds remaining on a 3-pointer by Luke Eddy. After the teams traded points, Shamburger converted two free throws for a 74-71 lead with 26.6 seconds left.

Elon’s Tanner Samson then missed a 3-point attempt, and Montaque Gill-Caesar and Shamburger each hit two more free throws for the Tigers to squelch the threat.

Eddy scored a career-high 27 points off the bench and Kevin Blake added 14 for Elon (5-4), which had a two-game winning streak against Southeastern Conference opponents snapped.

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