NCAAB Game Recap - Charleston Southern at Missouri
Tue Dec 3, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Mich
43
Lou
58
F
Duke
87
MSU
75
F
Brad
56
Mem
71
F
FlaSt
64
Ind
80
F
MD-ES
46
Baylor
78
F
HBU
68
Dayt
99
F
Butl
67
Miss
58
F
NDSt
60
IndSt
71
F
E KY
67
USC-Up
79
F
StPet
69
StJon
79
F
BethC
67
Stetsn
72
F
Dart
80
GASt
83
F(OT)
Copp
85
ECU
75
F
NW
82
BC
64
F
StAnd
58
App
90
F
Coker
59
GWebb
73
F
Rich
80
Hamp
63
F
W Ky
74
WriSt
76
F
OlDom
46
W&M
63
F
Chat
77
WCU
87
F
Oakl
72
W MI
62
F
Iowa
68
Syr
54
F
Lafy
94
StJos
71
F
Buck
69
Rider
89
F
UNCA
83
Charl
75
F
NoKY
76
MiaO
54
F
Detr
57
Kent
92
F
JacSt
60
GMas
67
F
Quin
77
FaDi
78
F
Valpa
79
E MI
85
F
Vermt
73
Cin
82
F
LoyIL
70
Ball
58
F
UMBC
61
Amer
85
F
(N/A)
64
Samf
97
F
(N/A)
38
MidTN
86
F
(N/A)
61
McNee
107
F
Lipsco
75
Belm
80
F
NebOm
73
ArkSt
78
F
Buff
76
Vand
90
F
SamH
86
TexPA
90
F(2OT)
UAB
57
Tex
67
F
TXAMC
67
TexSA
89
F
Murr
69
MOSt
71
F
SeLA
81
ULLa
98
F
NWSt
51
SMU
77
F
ChaSo
68
Mizzu
60
F
WIMil
53
Drake
56
F
APSU
61
Ark
69
F
Oral
60
Crei
72
F
Rut
60
Pitt
71
F
IlSt
69
TCU
81
F
UTEP
56
NMSt
59
F
MtStM
67
GrCan
75
F(OT)
JackSt
58
Denv
67
F
NOrl
54
LSU
90
F
UCSB
64
CSBak
60
F
InWor
60
Seatt
81
F
(N/A)
36
Sac
72
F
AzSt
71
USF
67
F

Dec 3, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Charleston Southern (3-5)

23

45

68

Missouri (4-4)

28

32

60

LeXander leads Charleston Southern past Missouri, 68-60
Tue Dec 3, 2019 11:49 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Charleston Southern came to Missouri with a losing record and one of the nation’s worst offenses. The Buccaneers left with a stunning 68-60 upset over the Tigers on Tuesday.

“I knew this day was coming,” Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh said. “I didn't know that it would start against Missouri, but I knew this day was coming, because they play so hard, and they play so well together.”

Charleston Southern made 8 of 11 3-pointers in the second half, including two 3s by Duncan LeXander and one by Travis Anderson in the last 2½ minutes when Missouri rallied. After the Tigers came within 59-57 with 1:54 left to play, LeXander dropped a 3, as did Anderson on the next Charleston Southern possession.

“I's amazing how we shot the ball in the second half,” Radebaugh said. “You know, I don't know that we’ve made eight threes all year.”

The Buccaneers, of the Big South Conference, entered the game ranked 352nd out of 353 Division I teams in 3-point shooting, but made 10 of 22 Tuesday. Missouri made just 4 of 26 shots from beyond the arc.

“We have to really work on offensive flow to be better there,” Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said.

Radebaugh acknowledged that his team plays a lot of Power 5 opponents, which this season has included a 94-46 loss to Michigan State.

“I don't even want to know my record against Power 5,” Radebaugh said. “They're hard. I mean, they're very difficult to win.”

LeXander led the Buccaneers (3-5) with 17 points, including five treys. Anderson scored 15, and Phlandrous Fleming 11.

The Tigers (4-4) scored only three points in the first 10 minutes of the game, but forward Mitchell Smith scored 10 points in the last 10 minutes of the half to propel Missouri to a 28-23 lead at intermission.

After going scoreless in the first half, Missouri forward Jeremiah Tilmon finished with 15. Guard Mark Smith scored nine for the Tigers. Starting point guard Dru Smith fouled out after scoring just two points with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers. It was the third straight loss for the Tigers, who were favored by 26 points.

“It was a tough, tough one,” Martin said. One of the toughest ones and one of the games I don’t know if I’ll ever forget. We didn’t play at the level we’re of course capable of playing at and the way we practice. So it was really tough.”

HE SAID IT

“I believe in celebrating wins,” Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh said. “So our tradition is a water fight. I mean, we have a water fight. … I had two gigantic cups of water, and I got them, but I was outnumbered 13 to one and got drenched. And then we danced. And everybody danced. … And we'll go get milkshakes tonight; we have a tradition that we get milkshakes, and it's been a long time since we got a milkshake against a Power 5 team, so that's gonna taste really good.”

BIG PICTURE

Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers showed immense progress offensively against a Power 5 conference opponent. Charleston Southern had scored in the 40s in four of its previous five losses.

Missouri: Slow starts have become a trend for the Tigers. In last week’s losses to Butler and Oklahoma in the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Missouri fell behind 15-3 each time. Against Charleston Southern, the Tigers trailed 12-3 midway through the first half and never regained the second-half momentum they’ve found in the past.

UP NEXT

Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers will face North Carolina Central on Saturday at home.

Missouri: The Tigers will play Temple on Saturday in Philadelphia.

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Leaders

Charleston Southern PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Battle 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. LeXander 17 0 1 3 1 0
Missouri PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Watson 0 0 0 1 0 0
P. Braun 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

ChaSo Mizzu
Points For 68 60
Field Goals 22/56-39% 20/56-36%
Three Pointers 10/22-45% 4/26-15%
Free Throws 14/19-74% 16/20-80%
Offensive Rebounds 10 18
Defensive Rebounds 20 29
Rebounds 34 52
Blocks 3 2
Steals 7 5
Turnovers 7 16
Personal Fouls 18 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - ChaSo Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Dec 3 ChaSo 68 @ Mizzu 60 S. Bowser 2 D. Smith 2

Game Information

Stadium: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Attendance: 7,894
Game Time: