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Georgetown Hoyas Vs. Missouri Tigers: Austin Freeman, Marcus Denmon Light It Up In First Half

The Missouri Tigers are playing a home game of sorts in Kansas City's Sprint Center against the Georgetown Hoyas on Tuesday night. The matchup of the No. 9 Tigers and No. 16 Hoyas features a Mizzou-heavy crowd as the MU campus is less than two hours from KC.

At halftime, the Hoyas lead the Tigers, 54-47.

Early on, it was all Georgetown as the Hoyas were dominating getting a 19-point lead at one point. The Tigers eventually roared back late in the first half going on a 27-15 run. Here are a few thoughts on the game:

Austin Freeman and Marcus Denmon light it up. Freeman has 19 points including five three-pointers while Denmon has added 16 points.

Nice Mizzou run at the end of the first half. Perhaps the momentum changer in the game came on a Marcus Denmon three-pointer, followed by an offensive foul on Georgetown and then Ricardo Ratliffe responding with a three-point play putting Missouri within six at the 1:14 mark in the first half.

Three-pointer shouldn't have counted. Under a minute left in the first half, the Mizzou defense suffocate the Hoyas and made Austin Freeman throw up a desperation three-pointer as time expired on the shot clock. Freeman made the shot and Mizzou coach Mike Anderson was unhappy that it came after the shot clock. Replays showed that the ball was clearly in Freeman's hands as the shot clock went off. The shot should not have counted. For everyone's sanity, I'm hoping those three points don't matter.