Missouri Vs. Texas: Tigers Survive 67-66 Over The Longhorns

Michael Dixon's lay in with 31 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as the Missouri Tigers defeated the Texas Longhorns 67-66 in Austin.

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Missouri Players Continue To Learn And Grow With Frank Haith At Helm

On paper, the Missouri Tigers won yet another game last night in a magical season no one saw coming. A closer look, however, and anyone who watched last night’s very close 67-66 win over Texas knows just how easily it could have went the other way. Thus the wise words from Frank Haith to his team — and specifically Michael Dixon — were the ones perfectly suited for the moment.

“There is no time to panic and no time to stress.”

Dixon heeded his words with an incredible offensive performance overall last night with 21 points that won the game for the Tigers. Better yet, he responded in the final minute to help the Tigers retake the lead after it seemed Texas was going to topple the Big 12 powers in yet another heartbreaking loss on the road.

Haith’s squad lost last week to Oklahoma State unexpectedly and it showed just how vulnerable even the best teams can be when stuck in the grind of conference road games.

“Coach has been stressing growth from the OSU game and kind of how we let that game slip away,” Missouri’s Kim English said after the game. “We always stayed true to that. We talked about late in games two things have to be consistent — defensive stops and offensive execution.”

Missouri learned something both in the loss and in last night’s close win. They’ll hope to continue to develop as they face tough games ahead, including the big match-up on Saturday against the Big 12 leading Kansas Jayhawks.

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Missouri Vs. Texas Prediction: USA Today Expects Tigers Scorers To Overwhelm Longhorns

If the Missouri Tigers have anything to really worry about tonight in Austin for their game against the Texas Longhorns, it’s going to come in the form of leading scorer J’Covan Brown. Other than that, the Tigers should be just fine. That’s what the USA Today believes about tonight’s game, and that’s not too far off, just as long as Missouri can find a way to bottle Brown’s 19+ points per game.

The USA Today preview states, “Keep Brown at bay and Texas simply doesn’t have the talent to run with the big boys in the Big 12 this year. Obviously that is easier said than done, so expect the Longhorns’ star to get his, but for the Tigers to prevail just the same, as they put forth another balanced offensive attack.”

Missouri is 19-2 this season, so if there’s any team on the ropes from the outset, it’s the Longhorns. However, Oklahoma State showed just several days ago that any team — even a likely top seed in the NCAA tournament — is vulnerable on the road if the timing is right (or wrong). Frank Haith will have his team ready for the challenge ahead, knowing Texas is a tough place to play.

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