Tigers' season ends in close NIT loss

Yes, it's all over now. Missouri's season came to a close on Tuesday night with a 1-point first-round loss in the NIT to Michigan. Arthur Johnson tried to carry the Tigers, but it wasn't enough.

Many will say it was a fitting end to Missouri's season.

Jimmy McKinney's 3-pointer at the end didn't fall, and Arthur Johnson's putback with .1 seconds wasn't enough for the Tigers, who lost 65-64 to Michigan in the first round of the NIT in yet another close loss.

Rickey Paulding made a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left to reduce the Wolverines' lead to 63-62, but Daniel Horton came back and made a runner with about 20 seconds left. After Michigan missed a free throw with about 10 seconds left and ahead 65.

Arthur Johnson led the Tigers with 24 points and Paulding had 10 in their final games with Missouri, which finished the season a disappointing 16-14.


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