(COLUMBIA, Mo.) — Missouri was embarassed the first time they played Florida this season. They made sure that didn’t happen again.
Laurence Bowers scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help Missouri upset fifth-ranked Florida, 63-60 on Tuesday night.
Missouri (19-7) had lost by 31 points to the Gators on the road in their first meeting, but Bowers hit the go-ahead basket with 1:15 left to help lead the Tigers to victory.
“Well, it’s a huge win, especially coming off a loss,” Bowers said. “This is very big for our team.”
Florida (21-4) suffered only its second SEC loss of the year by squandering a 13-point lead.
“The guy I was really impressed with was (Phil) Pressey, because I thought he was, at our place, crazy,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “I really thought he did a terrific job of running his team.”
Pressey had seven points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Tigers.
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