Trailing by one with 10.3 seconds remaining, Bucknell had a chance Saturday to win its first game against a ranked opponent in more than seven years.
But Mike Muscala didn't realize he was inches from the baseline when he caught a pass from teammate Ryan Hill. He stepped out of bounds, giving the ball back to No. 12 Missouri with 4.1 left on the clock.
The Tigers' Earnest Ross made two free throws, but a foul by Jabari Brown put Muscala on the line for a final attempt to tie the game with 1.9 remaining. After Muscala made the first free throw, Missouri's Stefan Jankovic grabbed the rebound to hold on to a 66-64 victory.
''I think if you come to Missouri and you hold them to 66 points, if you said that going into the game I would have signed up for that,'' coach Dave Paulsen said. ''We just needed to be able to convert a few more plays.''
Muscala led the Bison (13-3) with 25 points and 14 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. Cameron Ayers added 13 points and Bryson ...