A 25-point performance by senior Jordan Geist was closely trailed by a 20-point game from freshman Torrence Watson.
Jordan Geist had a game-high 25 points in his final game for Missouri.
Xavier Pinson scored 15 points while Mitchell Smith shot 3-for-3 from the field with three steals.
Jordan Geist scored a career-high 30 points in the opening round of the SEC Tournament, one-third of which came from the charity stripe.
After his playing career was derailed by knee injuries, Jeronne Maymon is reunited with his former head coach as a graduate assistant at Missouri.
The Tigers will take on the Georgia Bulldogs exactly one week after the two teams met for the first and only time during the regular season.
The 1971-1973 Missouri forward had an illustrious basketball career and finally saw his No. 50 retired on Saturday.
Torrence Watson and Xavier Pinson combined for 34 points in Saturday’s loss to Ole Miss.
The freshman duo of Xavier Pinson and Torrence Watson led the Tigers on senior day, both with career-high performances.
Puryear is one of six players in school history to start 116 games in his career.
The senior has posted a low-scoring average this season, but exploded in Saturday afternoon’s defeat of South Carolina.
Torrence Watson poured in a career-high 20 points to lead Missouri.
The freshman tied his season-high with 12 points in Tuesday evening’s 68-49 loss against the Bulldogs.
As he prepares to end a basketball career that started at just 2 months old, those close to Geist recognize what’s made him the player and leader he is today.
The Gators took advantage of an 11-minute second half stretch where Jeremiah Tilmon was benched with four fouls to come back from a 12-point deficit.
With Tilmon on the floor, Missouri traded punches with No. 4 Kentucky. With him absent, Missouri was run off the court.
The men’s basketball program’s all-time leading scorer saw his jersey retired after the first half of Missouri’s game against No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday night.
Despite a season-high scoring performance from redshirt junior Ronnie Suggs, the Tigers struggled too much offensively in the first half to mount a comeback.
The Tigers, who lost on the road to Ole Miss Tuesday, will have to take on a Wildcat team who snapped the 19-game win streak of the former No. 1 team in the nation.
Jordan Geist led Missouri with 23 points.