Georgetown came out firing against the No. 11 Missouri basketball team in Kansas City tonight, starting the game on an 11-of-14 shooting run. The Tigers trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half but finally cut the Hoyas' lead to single digits in the final minutes.
The Hoyas shot 71-percent in the first half to the Tigers 55-percent. Georgetown also has the advantage from distance, hitting 8-of-15 three pointers to Missouri 5-of-8.
The Tigers are, however, winning the turnover battle and getting to the line. Missouri is 12-of-16 from free throw with junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe accounting for three of those trips.
Junior guard Marcus Denmon leads the Tigers with 16 points including 4-of-5 from downtown. Georgetown senior guard Austin Freeman leads all scorers with 19 points.
The Tigers will need to continue to draw fouls and improve their shot defense to come back in this one.