Missouri rallies past Florida 64-52; snaps 13-game skid
COLUMBIA, MO - FEBRUARY 24: Johnathan Williams III #3 of the Missouri Tigers grabs a rebound during the game against the Florida Gators at Mizzou Arena on February 24, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Jamie Squire
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Namon Wright helped Missouri snap its school-record 13-game losing streak with a flourish Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead the Tigers past Florida 64-52.
The freshman from Los Angeles carried the team nearly single-handedly in the opening minutes of each half, and his 6-of-8 performance from behind the 3-point line helped spark the loudest cheers in Mizzou Arena since the Tigers (8-20, 2-13 Southeastern Conference) last won on Jan. 8.
Devin Robinson scored 14 points and Jon Horford added 10 for Florida (13-15, 6-9), which lost for the sixth time in seven games and prevented coach Billy Donovan from earning his 500th career win. He would have joined Bob Knight as the only coaches in Division I history to reach the milestone before their 50th birthday.