Hawaii transfer Keith Shamburger was back on the islands Monday, playing basketball in the Aloha State for the first time since joining the Missouri basketball team.
It was an enjoyable experience, even though the Tigers lost 72-53 to Arizona.
“It felt good to be back and just go out there and compete with my team,” Shamburger said.
Shamburger scored 11 points and grabbed two rebounds. He did most of his damage at the free-throw line, making five of six foul shots.
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Missouri will face another challenging opponent Tuesday when it takes on Purdue in the Maui Invitational’s morning game. The Boilermakers lost to K-State 88-79, but mounted a rally in the second half to make things interesting.
“I didn’t get to see the whole game, but the part of the game I saw I thought was really a physical game,” Anderson said. “So we’re going to have to match that physicality on a short turnaround.”
▪ Key play: Stanley Johnson hit a three that sparked a late run, which gave Arizona a 32-25 halftime lead.
▪ Key stat: Missouri made 33 percent of its shots.
▪ Key play: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson threw down a dunk that gave Arizona a 67-50 lead.
▪ Key stat: Three Arizona players finished with at least 14 points.