Miami (5-4) connected on 32.3 percent (21 of 65) from the field, 20.8 percent (5 of 24) on threes and 50 percent (4 of 8) at the line.
Meanwhile, the Tigers . . .
Missouri 7-2, 4-0 at home) got just two points off the bench, but four starters reached double figures, led by 6-7 junior forward Kevin Puryear with 20 points.
Miami managed a mere five points from its own bench, while two starters reached double figures.
Junior point guard Darrien Ringo, who knocked down the game winner in double overtime at Western Illinois Saturday, led MU with 14 in Tuesday’s loss. He also had five rebounds, five assists and six turnovers.
Freshman Jalen Adaway hit 5 of 10 from the floor on the way to 13 points with five rebounds.
Nike Sibande chipped in nine for the RedHawks, while Dalonte Brown had six.
Despite making just 9 of 32 shots (28.1 percent) from the field before intermission, Miami was able to stay relatively close for much of the first half. Forcing nine Tiger turnovers helped, especially with Mizzou hitting 54.2 percent from the floor.
After falling behind 5-0, back-to-back buckets from freshmen guards Sibande and Adaway got Miami on the board. Adaway was fouled on his layup, completing the three-point play to tie the score at five at the 15:54 mark.
Trailing 10-5, a layup from Ringo and a three-pointer by redshirt junior Jake Wright tied the score at 10 with 12:05 to go.
Despite baskets from senior forward Logan McLane and freshman forward Dalonte Brown, the Tigers were able to build the lead up to six at 20-14.
A layup by Ringo and a three-pointer from Adaway pulled Miami to within one at 20-19 with 4:50 remaining in the half. Missouri finally got its offense going at that point, hitting its next seven shots as part of a 14-0 stretch that made it 34-19 before Ringo hit a pair of free throws to end the run. Ringo then hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to pull the RedHawks to within 12 at 36-24 at the break.
Brown had a couple of early buckets to begin the second half, but the Tigers were able to extend the advantage to 22 at 52-30. Ringo drained a three, while senior forward Rod Mills Jr. followed with a jumper to cut into the lead, but Missouri eventually built its biggest lead at 60-37 with 8:36 to go.
Adaway hit a jumper to start a RedHawk comeback attempt. Sibande then scored the next six points in a row, while a layup from Ringo finished off an 11-0 run for Miami and made it 60-48 at the 5:35 mark. The Tigers responded with an 8-0 run over the next two minutes to put the game away as they finished off a 70-51 win.
The RedHawks return to action on Saturday when they host Fort Wayne at 1 p.m. It is part of a doubleheader that will see the Miami women take on Jacksonville State at 3:30 p.m.