Lauren Michelson, 23 Sports

Missouri finally has some momentum in the Southeastern Conference with back-to-back wins near the end of their season. The Mizzou Men’s basketball conquered Georgia, 64-39, on Wednesday night in Athens to win that second game in a row. The Tigers held the Bulldogs to their fewest points in a home game since 1945, when they scored 36 against Georgia Tech. Taking a 25-point victory was Mizzou’s largest over an SEC opponent since beating Arkansas, 93-63, back in 2013.

Senior Jordan Geist scored 18 points, reaching double digits for the 22nd time in the past 26 games. Freshman Torrence Watson had a successful game with 17 points off the bench. 15 of those 17 points were scored in the second half. Neither team made a three in a very low-scoring first half that ended with a 25-14 Missouri lead. Geist had very little help in that first half, leading the Tigers with 12 points, with no other Tiger scoring more than four points.

After halftime, Missouri stepped up. The Tigers hit six three-pointers and for the game had 17 assists, six coming from Geist. Support from Jeremiah Tilmon with eight points and eight rebounds and Mitchell Smith with 11 rebounds helped seal the deal for the Tigers. The Bulldogs didn’t cut the deficit into single points even once the entire second half, and there were several times the Tigers’ score doubled up the Bulldogs’.

Mizzou returns home for the final game of its regular season as the Tigers host Ole Miss on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The event includes Senior Day honors around 2:10 p.m where seniors Cullen VanLeer, Adam Wolf, Jordan Geist, and Kevin Puryear will be celebrated.