COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Tigers avoided an upset and hung on to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores.
The Tigers got solid production off the bench from Deandre Gholston and Blue Valley alum Aidan Shaw (16 points). Gholston and Kobe Brown both led Mizzou with 18 points apiece. Brown also added eight rebounds.
The game was tied going into the half in what was a back-and-forth affair but Mizzou hit clutch free throws and made timely plays down the stretch.
Leading scorer D’Moi Hodge finished with 17 points while also dealing with the flu.
The win puts Mizzou 13-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. They will go on the road to face Texas A&M on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.