Mizzou thumps Oklahoma, 84-61

Oklahoma's losing streak stretched to three games Saturday in their 84-61 loss to 19th-ranked Missouri in Columbia.

The loss, which dropped the Sooners to 12-12 overall and 4-6 in Big 12 play, was tied the Arizona game for their worst margin of defeat of the year.

Things actually looked good early as Oklahoma started hot and built a 18-11 lead eight minutes in. However, Andrew Fitzgerald's early second foul coupled with the Tigers' pressure and OU's turnover woes would prove to be just too much to overcome.

The Tigers would fight back from the early deficit to lead 37-31 at halftime, and then officially pour it on in the second half where they outscored OU, 47-30, in the final 20 minutes.

Once again, the turnover bug and cold shooting from the perimeter proved to be Oklahoma's downfall. In all, they turned the ball over 17 times and shot just 29.4 percent from 3-point range (5-17) where OU's best shooters, Cade Davis and Steven Pledger, were a combined 2-for-12.

Freshman Cameron Clark led the Sooners with 16, while freshman Tyler Neal came off the bench to add 14. Pledger was the only other Sooner in double figures with 10.

Next up for Oklahoma is their final Big 12 meeting against Nebraska on Wednesday in Norman.

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