K-State falls to Missouri, 77-74

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - J.T. Tiller scored a career-high 20 points, including two key free throws with 6 seconds left, helping short-handed Missouri overcome recent suspensions in the wake of a nightclub altercation to shock No. 22 Kansas State 77-74 on Saturday.

Kansas State (15-5, 6-1 Big 12) failed to capitalize on momentum gained from ending a 24-game homecourt losing streak to No. 2 Kansas three days earlier, and couldn't overcome 16 turnovers and off-games from freshman stars Michael Beasley and Bill Walker.

Beasley had 17 points, eight below his average, and 10 rebounds. Walker, who averages 16 points, was held to 11 and nine rebounds, and missed a 3-point attempt with a chance to force overtime at the buzzer.

Leo Lyons, reinstated along with reserve forward Marshall Brown before the game, added 13 points, five assists and four rebounds for Missouri (13-9, 3-4). The Tigers lost by four at home to Nebraska, which won its first Big 12 game of the season, on Wednesday with an eight-man roster.

Five players, including three starters, were suspended Tuesday after the early morning Jan. 27 incident that left leading scorer Stefhon Hannah with a broken jaw. Starting point guard Jason Horton was arrested for third-degree misdemeanor assault on Friday.

Coach Mike Anderson reinstated Lyons and Brown, who were at the nightclub in violation of team rules but judged not to have been involved in the fracas. The suspensions were not lifted for Horton and Darryl Butterfield, who watched in street clothes from the bench for the second straight game.

Hannah, who also has been suspended, is at home in Chicago recovering from an injury that could sideline him the remainder of the season.

Blake Young added 14 points for Kansas State, going 3-for-3 from 3-point range.

Kansas State twice led by 14 points early in the second half, but steadily frittered away the lead. The Wildcats committed three straight turnovers in one sequence and never led by more than four points in the final 5 minutes before Missouri tied it at 72 on a put-back by DeMarre Carroll with 2:35 left.

Tiller took an outlet pass from Matt Lawrence off a missed shot for a layup and three-point play that made it 75-72 with 2:05 to go - the Tigers' first lead of the game. Beasley scored on a follow shot to cut the deficit to one, but after the free throws from Tiller, Walker missed the long 3-pointer at the buzzer.