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Jackson State stuns Mizzou hoops, captures an upset

Watch a postgame news conference in the player.


The Mizzou men's basketball team could not fend off the upset, on Sunday. Jackson State pulled of a 73-72 win over MU at Mizzou Arena.

You can watch the full postgame press conference with Mizzou basketball coach Dennis Gates and players in the video player below.

It's the Tigers' first win of the season and also their first win, as a program, over Mizzou.

The away Tigers stayed within striking distance the entire game. With less than one minute to play, Jackson State had an open door, as it was a two point game after freshman Jordan Butler missed both free throws.

Jackson State capitalized on the opportunity. In the final 20 seconds, MU turned the ball over and allowed the other Tigers to tie the ball game up at 71 points apiece. Nick Honor, the team's leading scorer, hit one of his two free throws, after getting fouled following that game-tying bucket, to make it a 72-71 game.

That one shot from Honor was not enough, though, as Jackson State's Chase Adams charged down the court and hit a game-winning fadeaway with less than 10 seconds on the clock.

With the loss, Mizzou drops to 3-2 to start the season.

Despite the loss, 11 different Tigers scored in the win. Honor led the charge, tallying a team-high 17 points. His teammate Caleb Grill was right behind him with 15 points.

7-foot-5 Oral Roberts transfer Connor Vanover made his first start for head coach Dennis Gates, after being suspended for the first three games of the season. He didn't make too much noise in the box score, though, registering two points and two rebounds.

Up next - Mizzou will stay home to host South Carolina State on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Tip off is at 6 p.m.

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