The Tigers had six players in double figures and scored 57 points in the second half after an ugly start against lowly Oral Roberts.
Sophomore transfer guard K.J. Santos played college basketball for the first time in nearly two years Friday, but he didn’t play much guard.
Missouri’s scoring was evenly distributed, but freshman Torrence Watson led the Tigers with 12 points off the bench.
Senior Jordan Geist, often criticized for his late-game management, made a contested 3 at the buzzer to force overtime against Central Florida.
The freshman guard had 13 points and a team-high three assists while making his presence felt with scrappy defensive plays.
“I don’t want to go back to what the first two years of college were,” senior Kevin Puryear said after a disheartening loss to Temple.
Missouri’s offense couldn’t overcome 15 turnovers and the Tigers fell to 3-3 on the season.
Missouri hosts Temple and UCF this week after a second-place performance at the Paradise Jam.
The Wildcats shot 20 percent on 3s last season but made 12 of 24 to beat Missouri 82-67 Monday night.
Jordan Geist came in just ahead of Kevin Puryear in scoring, the two combining for over half of Missouri’s points.