Missouri 73

(2-3, 0-2 away)

Davidson 82

(4-2, 1-0 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

    John M. Belk Arena, Davidson, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    MIZZ 24 4973
    DAV 40 4282

    Top Performers

    Missouri: T. Gardner 30 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Davidson: I. Johnson 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    Davidson 82, Missouri 73

    DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) -- Ian Johnson had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Davidson to an 82-73 victory over Missouri on Wednesday night.

    Brendan Winters added 17 points for the Wildcats (4-2), who won their 11th straight home game and beat Missouri for the second straight year.

    Thomas Gardner scored a career-high 30 points, including eight 3-pointers, for the Tigers (2-3), who were outrebounded 46-35 as they lost their fourth straight road game dating to last season.

    After trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, Jimmy McKinney, who played in his 100th consecutive game, hit a jumper with 4:40 left to get Missouri within 71-62. But Davidson answered by going back inside to Johnson, who hit a shot in the paint.

    The Tigers got no closer than seven points the rest of the way, spoiling the return to North Carolina for Missouri coach Quin Snyder. The former Duke player was a Blue Devils assistant for five seasons under Mike Krzyzewski before taking the Missouri job seven years ago.

    Missouri missed its first six shots as Davidson raced to a 10-1 lead on Kenny Grant's two free throws. The Tigers, who started 1-for-12 from the field, fell behind 21-4 on Boris Meno's layup with 10:46 left.

    The Wildcats continued to pound it inside, with Meno's basket making it 25-7. Johnson's layup with 4:39 to go put Davidson ahead 32-14 and forced Snyder to call his third timeout of the half.

    Thomas Sanders' tip-in with 1 second left gave Davidson a 40-24 halftime lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 73 82
    FG Made-Attempted 29-68 (.426) 29-64 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 7-26 (.269)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 17-22 (.773)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2005-06 Season

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