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.
Missouri shot a dismal seven for 26 in the first half. That’s a 26.9-percent clip.
Missouri remained within striking distance midway through the half, trailing 47-37. That’s when Charles Mann, who led Georgia with 19 points, got to the rim and finished, touching off a backbreaking 9-0 run.
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 he’s 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.