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Jeremiah Tilmon
Mizzou forward Jeremiah Tilmon plays against Oral Roberts on Nov. 25, 2020 (Photo: LG Patterson)

Mizzou basketball snaps losing skid, beats South Carolina

Mizzou hoops snapped a three-game losing streak and beat South Carolina 93-78 on Saturday.

Jeremiah Tilmon made all five of his field goal attempts, and all seven of his free throws, scoring 17 points. The senior forward had missed the two games before the contest at the Gamecocks because of a death in the family.

“Sometimes those fresh legs are a good thing,” Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin said about Tilmon. “He had a chance to be with his family, to gather his thoughts, and of course his teammates welcomed him back. And there were no expectations for us as a staff, just to play as hard as you can play.”

Dru Smith added 17 points and seven assists. Xavier Pinson scored 16.

The No. 20 Tigers (14-6, 7-6) are now sixth in the SEC. South Carolina (5-11, 3-9) was led by AJ Lawson’s 22 points.

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