Missouri basketball dropped another notch on Tuesday night when they lost to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It's the Tigers second consecutive conference loss along with Kansas State.
So what happened? Mizzou head coach Mike Anderson touched on the basics after the game:
"We just couldn't make the plays going down the stretch. It was probably an ugly game in the first half, but that's what they want. The thing I was most disappointed with our guys was the inability to take care of the basketball. That's one thing we do. We value the basketball. We want to disrupt it, and create tempo, but we want to value the basketball. Our two point guards had seven turnovers between them. You can't do that on the road and expect to win."
He hit on some of the major points. Mizzou played Nebraska's game and turned it over. They nearly doubled their turnovers from the last time they played (in Columbia, of course).There was also the bizarre situation where the Tigers didn't attempt a free throw until less than five minutes remaining in the game. That's incredible. I can't get over how crazy that is.