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Tilmon's productive return gives Tigers hope

Missouri's Jeremiah Tilmon, left, and Torrence Watson, right, watch the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State from the bench Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. Mississippi State won 67-63. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

L.G. Patterson

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Tigers weren’t in the mood for consolation prizes after snapping a four-game home winning streak Saturday, but there was one obvious positive in their 67-63 loss to Mississippi State: Jeremiah Tilmon showed more than just flashes of his potential.

In his first home game since Dec. 15 the junior center got his first extended minutes since suffering a stress fracture in his left foot.