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Study Hall: Oklahoma 77, Missouri 66

Rinse and repeat.

That was the theme for Missouri in the Hall of Fame Classic — and not in the way you hope, either. On Monday, Mizzou fell behind early after a lax defensive effort against Butler, and the same scenario played out last night against Oklahoma’s Brady Manek, a floor-stretching big man. Soon enough, the Tigers had fallen in a similar spot trailing 15-3.

Sure, it was kind of fun when they roared back to trim the lead to just one point with 10 minutes to play. However, its offensive issues run deeper than expected, and the rotations are a little erratic in a search for reliability from any corner of the roster.