Here’s The Last-Ditch Three That Kept Georgetown Alive Last Night (Video)
December 1 / Glenn Davis / SportsGrid
Missouri had its chances to beat Georgetown in regulation last night. There was the free throw attempt that could have put them up by four before Georgetown's final possession. Then there was Georgetown's wild, missed three attempt with under 10 seconds to play, which Mizzou guard Kim English was in perfect position to corral.
Of course, Missouri wound up losing the game in overtime, 111-102, so as you'll see above, the Tigers failed to convert in either scenario where they could have put the game away. Credit, though, must also go to the Hoyas, who fought for another chance after their initial miss (especially star guard Austin Freeman, who closed in and helped prevent English from cleanly snaring the ball) - and, of course, Georgetown guard Chris Wright for coolly draining the tying three in a pressure situation.
It's a big early-season win for the Hoyas, and a disappointing loss for the Tigers (especially since the game was played in nearby Kansas City, essentially making it a home game for them). Still, there's an awful lot of season left to be played, and Georgetown appears to be a pretty damn good good team in the early going, so Mizzou doesn't have a whole lot to fret about - and neither do college basketball fans, if they keep seeing games like this.