Brown scores 27, Coleman hits big 3-pointer for Missouri


Missouri’s Kobe Brown, center, looks to pass between Utah’s Lahat Thioune, right, and Rollie Worster, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 27 points, Jarron Coleman hit a huge 3-pointer and Missouri defeated Utah 83-75. The game was tied at 71 before Brown hit a layup and a jumper for a 75-71 lead with 2:02 remaining. A minute later, Both Gach answered with two free throws for Utah, then Coleman buried a 3-pointer for a five-point lead with 32 seconds left. It was Missouri’s largest lead of the game and the Tigers finished it off with a series of free throws. Brown made 8 of 11 shots from the field and went 11 of 13 from the free-throw line. David Jenkins Jr. led the Utes with 18 points off the bench.

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