February 24, 2013

Game at a Glance

LEXINGTON, KY--Missouri's game at Kentucky on Saturday night followed a similar script to many of the Tigers' other trips outside the friendly confines of the Show-Me State this season. A fast start, a big lead lost, a comeback to take the lead into the final minute. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the similarities continued all the way to the end. Mizzou suffered another bitter loss, this one 90-81 in overtime to the Wildcats.

And even the way in which Missouri got there was eerily similar. Phil Pressey put on a virtuoso performance for the better part of 44 minutes. The Tiger point guard scored a career-high matching 27 points. He dished out ten assists. He even made 50% of his shots including three three-pointers, which tripled his trifecta total from the Tigers' first six Southeastern Conference road games combined.

"Pressey is one of the best point guards you'll see and tonight, he was making shots too," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "We tried everything."

But in the end, once again, it was the plays that Pressey couldn't make that put this one in the loss column.

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