Without Isaiah Joe, Arkansas struggled shooting and Mason Jones wasn’t able to pick up the slack as Missouri stopped the SEC’s leading scorer and came away with an 83-79 overtime win Saturday.
Joe, who stretched defenses and opened things for Jones, is out rehabbing from knee surgery earlier this week and the Tigers shut Jones down.
After three straight games scoring over 40 points, Jones was shut down by Missouri, getting just 17 points and fouling out in overtime. The Hogs struggled behind the 3-point line, shooting just 3-of-14.
Reggie Chaney did step up, though, and had 17 points, scoring 11 in the second half. Jimmy Whitt, Jr., scoreless Tuesday night against Auburn, had 15 playing in his home town in Columbia, Mo., Desi Sills scored 12 and Adrio Bailey 10.
The two teams shot a combined 83 free throws in the game and several of the 11 misses the Hogs had were at crucial times.
Arkansas was 28-of-39 from the line while the Tigers were 34-of-44.