• Key play: Georgia junior Nemanja Djurisic hit two three-pointers in the final minute, including a deep bomb at the buzzer that pushed the lead to 31-22 at halftime.
• Key stat: Missouri shot a dismal seven for 26 in the first half. Thats a 26.9-percent clip.
• Key play: Missouri remained within striking distance midway through the half, trailing 47-37. Thats when Charles Mann, who led Georgia with 19 points, got to the rim and finished, touching off a backbreaking 9-0 run.
• Key stat: Georgia went 16 of 20 at the free-throw line after a zero-for-six performance in the first half.
Haith says Criswell fine after spill
Senior forward Tony Criswell was undercut at the 9:22 mark and landed hard on his back as he tried to hustle back to halt a Georgia fast break.
Criswell remained down for a few minutes with the Tigers trailing 49-37. He eventually walked off the floor on his own power but appeared wobbly as he reached the bench.
I think hes fine, coach Frank Haith said. He was jarred up pretty good, though.
Junior Jabari Brown, who was whistled for a foul that sent Mann sprawling into Criswell on the play, also had his wrist taped after the spill.
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