Mizzou Men’s Basketball handed No.10 Alabama its first SEC loss of the season with a wild 68-65 win on Saturday. Mizzou now has three wins over Top 10 teams this season, its most since 2011-12.
Redshirt senior Dru Smith paved the way on offense as he totaled 16 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Senior Mark Smith added 12 points and a career high five steals. Sophomore Kobe Brown contributed 13 points along with nine rebounds.
The Tigers held the Crimson Tide to their second-worst shooting game of the season at 33 percent. Mizzou was relentless defensively, tallying nine blocks and 11 steals.
Mizzou controlled the interior with 46 points in the paint. The Tigers got off to a hot start, taking the lead 2:53 into the game and never gave it back, leading by as much as 22 in the second half.
The Tigers fought off a late massive run by Alabama with a clutch block from Mitchell Smith with four seconds remaining and Mizzou leading by one. Xavier Pinson sealed the game with a pair of clutch free throws to secure Mizzou’s fourth win over a ranked opponent this season.