ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) —
scored 17 points and
pulled ahead in the final two minutes to beat Kennesaw State 55-52 on Friday at the Paradise Jam tournament.
added 12 points for the
(2-1), who will face Oregon State in Sunday’s semifinals at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center.
Missouri led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but the
(1-3) rallied to tie it at 50 on
‘s jumper with 2:32 remaining.
hit a pair of free throws with 1:42 left to put the Tigers back in the lead.
Kennesaw State had two chances to tie it or take the lead, but
missed a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left and the Owls turned it over, leading to
‘s layup with 6.9 seconds left.
Hooker and Jankovic finished with 13 points each, and
added 10 points for Kennesaw State, which plays Old Dominion in Saturday’s consolation game.