National Basketball Association
Charleston Southern 68, Missouri 60
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Officials: # Wil Howard, # Josue Nieves, # Vladimir Voyard-Tadal
Attendance: 7894

Duncan Lexander scored a game-high 17 points and drilled a pair of key 3-pointers in the final 2:29 to lift visiting Charleston Southern to a 68-60 upset of Missouri on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.

The Buccaneers earned the program's first victory against a Power 5 team since a Nov. 14, 2014, win at Ole Miss. Tuesday's game was Charleston Southern's first action in nine days and the end of a stretch of five straight games away from home.

Missouri squandered a nine-point lead in the second half en route to its third straight loss. Scrambling to rally down the stretch, the Tigers were unable to defend the perimeter. The Buccaneers shot 10-for-22 (45.5 percent) from long range. Lexander connected on five 3s, including a trey that gave the team a 62-57 edge witih 1:39 left.

Jeremiah Tilmon scored all 15 of his points in the second half and reserve Mitchell Smith chipped in 10 points for Missouri, which shot 35.7 percent from the field but outrebounded the Buccaneers 47-30.

Travis Anderson (15 points), Phlandrous Fleming (11) and Ty Jones (10) also scored in double figures for the Buccaneers. Charleston Southern -- which suffered losses of 44, 29, 48 and 35 points in four of its past five games -- remained pesky in its first all-time meeting against Missouri.

The Tigers seemingly created separation behind a second-half surge from Tilmon, who scored eight successive Missouri points to put the hosts ahead 39-30 with 14:50 to go. The Buccaneers responded, however, using treys from Jones and Lexander to fuel a 9-0 run. A Fleming layup capped the surge and gave the Buccaneers a 44-43 edge with 9:14 to go.

Missouri struggled to 34.5 percent first-half shooting -- including 3-for-16 (18.8 percent) from long range -- but still entered the break with a 28-23 lead. Charleston Southern opened the game on a 14-5 run and led as late as the 3:05 mark of the first half, but the Tigers recovered.

Dru Smith fouled out for Missouri with 8:21 left in the game.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Charleston Southern   Missouri
Duncan LeXander 17 Scoring Jeremiah Tilmon 15
Phlandrous Fleming Jr. 4 Assists Dru Smith 4
Dontrell Shuler 6 Rebounds Jeremiah Tilmon 9
Travis Anderson 5 Free Throws Made Jeremiah Tilmon 5
Phlandrous Fleming Jr. 3 Steals Dru Smith 2
Phlandrous Fleming Jr. 3 Blocks Jeremiah Tilmon 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charleston Southern 68 39.3 10-22 14-19 12 26 3 7 7
Missouri 60 35.7 4-26 16-20 10 42 2 5 16