Thomas Maurer, 23 Sports

Saturday, February 6-

The University of Missouri men’s basketball team fell for the eighth straight time Saturday afternoon. This time the loss came to the University of Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 80-71.

The only lead for the Tigers came in the first few minutes of the game, but that was short lived, as it was all Crimson Tide until the final whistle.

Senior guard Retin Obasohan and sophomore forward Riley Norris led the way for Alabama. Obasohan poured in 16 points and seven rebounds, while Norris totaled in 18 points and five rebounds.

This powerhouse leadership led the Crimson Tide to 47 percent shooting from the field and delivering a 24-point lead at one point throughout, the largest lead in the game.

For Missouri, the team was led by freshman forward Kevin Puryear who had 22 points and six rebounds. Not far behind him was senior forward Ryan Rosburg who scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Again, the team shot an awful 19 percent from the three-point line (3-for-16). Along with their poor shooting was their sloppy defense as they committed 23 fouls on the evening.

The 23 fouls gave the Crimson Tide 33 opportunities at the free-throw line.

The Tigers will now key their attention to Vanderbilt as they head over to Nashville, Tennessee, to take on the Commodores.

For more like updates and information keep it here at mutv.missouri.edu or follow the team @MizzouBasketball.

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