3 observations from the troubling trends that have persisted as Missouri basketball

Loyola Missouri basketball completed a three-game homestand with a 78-70 victory over Loyola-Maryland.

If only that sentence were as straightforward as it sounded.

The Tigers held off Loyola but struggled in three areas where they have struggled all season.

Here are three troubling trends that continued in Saturday's win over Loyola.

The Tigers' cold shooting continued against Minnesota, South Carolina State, and Loyola.

Loyola made six of its sixteen 3-point attempts in the first half, four of which came during Missouri's 17-0 run.

That defense wasn't the only aspect that let Loyola back into the game, however.

Missouri's offense has become the most worrisome.

The defenses collapse on him, and it's hard for the 5-foot-10 guard to finish at the rim

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