Clark dislocates elbow in Tiger’s 10th consecutive loss

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By Joshua Tyler, 23 Sports

Tuesday, Feb. 10-

The short-handed Missouri men’s basketball team once again struggled to stay consistent in the second half and suffered their 10th straight loss 65-60, against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

The team was without suspended freshmen guards Montaque Gill-Caesar and Namon Wright in their matchup against South Carolina. The suspension left the Tigers to only 8 scholarship players going into the game.

Senior guard Keith Shamburger led the team with 13 points and five assists, but also adding eight turnovers. Sophomore forward Johnathan Williams III also had a decent game shooting 40 percent on the night and earning 11 points while pulling down nine rebounds.

The Gamecocks displayed a team effort led by their sophomore guard Sindarius Thornwellm, who shot 50 percent from the field with 14 points, six assist and five rebounds. The junior forward from Lituania, Lamonas Chatkevicius, was able to crash the glass for eight rebounds and added 13 points while coming off the bench.

Sophomore guard Duane Notice and junior forward Mindaugas Kacinas were both able to contribute nine points and five rebounds to help their team to a victory.

The Tigers will now be short another guard. While hustling for a loose ball near the beginning of the second half, sophomore Wes Clark dislocated his right elbow when South Carolina’s junior forward Michael Carrera awkwardly landed on it.

Clark, who still managed to score 11 points, will be missed greatly by the Tigers, as he was in the team’s second-best in points, assists, rebounds, and minutes. He also leads the team in steals.

The struggling and hobbled Tigers will try to end their losing streak as they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.