Vols Edge Mizzou With Late Run
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Armani Moore scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Kevin Punter added 12 points to lead Tennessee past Missouri 59-51 on Saturday.
After holding on against No. 19 Arkansas earlier in the week, Tennessee (11-5, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) built its lead late against the Tigers, using a 14-3 run in the final five minutes to gradually pull away. The result gave the team wins in its first two SEC road games for the first time since 2009.
Namon Wright led Missouri (7-10, 1-3) with 13 points to finish as the only player in double figures. The Tigers led 46-43 following a layup from Jakeenan Gant with five minutes to go but wouldn’t score again for 3 ½ minutes.
The Tigers used a 6-0 run to grab a 21-17 lead with 4:14 left before the break. The Volunteers then answered with the following seven points en route to leading 26-24 at halftime.
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