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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Missouri men's basketball team didn't score in the final 7:19 in the first half, trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half, but an impressive overtime lifted the Tigers to an 80-75 win Sunday night against the SMU Mustangs in the Jacksonville Classic.

SMU opened the game shooting just 2-of-15 from the floor, trailing 18-11 after a layup by Kobe Brown with 7:19 to go in the first half.

The Mustangs closed the half on an 18-0 run, as the Tigers missed their final 10 shots of the half and trailed 29-18 at the break.

Missouri never led in the second half, falling behind 43-30 at one point, but DaJuan Gordon completed a three-point play with :30.7 remaining to tie the game at 62, then Ronnie DeGray drew a charge with :00.6 to go, sending the game into overtime.

The Tigers scored as many points in the extra five minutes as they did in the first half. Brown's 3-pointer from the left wing gave Missouri the lead for good at 71-68, and the Tigers shot 5-of-5 at the free-throw line in the final minute to seal the win.

Brown led Missouri with 24 points, followed by DeGray with 18 points. Amari Davis and Gordon each added 14 points.

Kendric Davis scored 29 points for SMU (3-2).

Missouri (3-1) will play Florida State (3-1) for the Classic championship at 7:30 p.m. today, with the broadcast on CBS Sports Network. The Seminoles routed Loyola Marymount 73-45 in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.

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