Men's College Basketball
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            === Muhammad, Bruins knock off No. 7 Missouri in OT ===
 Los  Angeles,  CA (Sports  Network) -  Shabazz Muhammad  netted a game-high 27
 points,  including  the go-ahead 3-pointer in  overtime, as UCLA hung on for a
 97-94 win over No. 7 Missouri on Friday at Pauley Pavilion.
 Muhammad  shot 10-of-19  from the floor and hit three 3-pointers, while Travis
 Wear  added  22 points and  nine rebounds for the  Bruins (10-3), who have won
 five  in  a row.  Jordan Adams  contributed 12 points  and five assists, while
 David Wear donated 16 points and five boards off the bench in the triumph.
 "This  is  one of our  biggest wins that we've  got right now," Muhammad said.
 "They are a top-10 team. I feel very comfortable out there."
 Phil  Pressey  scored a team-high 19  points and handed out a school-record 19
 assists,  while Laurence Bowers netted 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds
 for Missouri (10-2), which had a six-game winning streak snapped.
 "The  Wear  twins played  great.  Shabazz  played great.  They  had  a lot  of
 confidence,"  Bowers  said of the Bruins.  "I don't think we executed our game
 plan. We shot ourselves in the foot with certain plays."
 Keion  Bell  dropped 17 points  with six rebounds  and Earnest Ross and Jabari
 Brown donated 16 and 14 points, respectively, in the setback.
 Trailing  74-73 midway through the second half, a pair of free throws by David
 Wear  and  a Muhammad dunk gave  the Bruins a 77-74  lead with 8:42 to play in
 regulation,  but the  Tigers  ripped off  a  12-0 surge  to  take a  seemingly
 comfortable 86-77 advantage with 5:34 to go.
 Nine  straight  points by UCLA  quickly made it an  86-86 game coming down the
 stretch before a Bowers dunk gave the Tigers an 88-86 edge with 1:17 left.
 On  the ensuing UCLA possession, Adams drove to his left and kissed it off the
 glass and in to tie things at 88.
 Missouri  got  a final look at  the basket with  10.6 to go in regulation, but
 the  Bruins used the four fouls they had to give to take the clock down to 4.6
 seconds  and Missouri  was  unable to  get  a final  shot,  sending things  to
 In  the extra session,  things went back and forth as a pair of free throws by
 Ross  gave Missouri  a 93-91  lead  with just  under  two minutes  to go,  but
 Muhammad  hit  1-of-2 from the  line on the Bruins'  next trip down the floor,
 then  buried  a trey  from the top  of the  arc for 95-93  UCLA lead with 1:04
 Ross  took  the ball hard to  the basket for  the foul on the ensuing Missouri
 touch,  but  made just 1-of-2 from  the line and  Travis Wear iced it for UCLA
 with a trey with 13 seconds left.
 It was a close game in the early stages as a slam by Bowers gave the Tigers an
 11-8  advantage with just  over 14 minutes to play in the first half, but then
 the Bruins roared back.
 Muhammad  followed Bowers jam with a short jumper to ignite his team on a 15-0
 run,  capped by a Travis Wear jumper with 11 minutes left to grab a commanding
 23-11 advantage.
 Missouri  responded with an 11-4 spurt of its own to cut the deficit to 25-21,
 but  a  pair of  free throws  by Kyle  Anderson followed  by a Muhammad jumper
 extended the UCLA lead to 29-21 with 8:39 on the first-half clock.
 A  dunk by Travis Wear  with 5:21 to go in the first half gave the home side a
 39-33 lead, but the Tigers then ripped off a an 11-2 run to take a 44-41 lead,
 but  it was knotted at 47-47 at the half.
                                   Game Notes
 This  marked the first matchup between the programs since March 21, 2002, when
 Missouri  claimed an 82-73  victory ... 12 of Pressey's 19 assists came in the
 first half ... UCLA shot 50.6 percent from the floor, while Missouri shot 47.5
 12/29 02:38:17 ET

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