ATHENS – A Georgia basketball offense full of first half firepower sputtered in the game’s last 20 minutes.

The Bulldogs (16-13, 6-10 SEC) could not keep up with the SEC’s second-best 3-point shooting team, falling 85-63 to Missouri on Senior Day at a packed Stegeman Coliseum.

A 13-point first half from Kario Oquendo fueled UGA to a 41-40 halftime lead. Both Missouri and Georgia were rolling, shooting 53 and 48 percent from the floor, respectively.

The difference came in the second half when the Tigers (9-7, 21-8) shot 17 of 27 from the floor while Georgia was just 6-of-19 shooting. Missouri outscored the Bulldogs 45-22 during that span.

“The first half, I thought we played downhill,” Georgia coach Mike White said. “Our early clock offense was really productive. We did less play calling in the first 20 than we really have probably all season.

“Second half, our offensive responses to those made field goals was subpar.”

UGA did get another strong performance from Oquendo, who finished with 14 points and a pair of steals. Mardrez McBride shot 4 of 10 from 3-point range, finishing with 12 points, a rebound and a steal.

Jailyn Ingram provided a small Senior Day celebration for Georgia fans. The Madison native eclipsed 1,500 points for his seven-year career when he sank UGA’s first 3-pointer of the game.

Ingram transferred to Georgia from FAU before the 2021 season began. The 25-year-old was averaging over 10 points and 6 rebounds per game before sustaining a torn ACL in November last season.

“It’s a blessing,” Ingram said. “Definitely was an exciting moment for me in my career here. Definitely going to embrace it, but I would’ve rather had the win.”

UGA honored seniors Terry Roberts, Mardrez McBride, Braelen Bridges, Jaxon Etter and Ingram before the game.

Roberts and McBride transferred to Georgia before the season. Bridges, Etter and Ingram were three of the team’s five returners from last year.

Etter, who was eligible to return next season, added after the game that this will be his final season of college basketball. The former walk-on earned an athletic scholarship earlier this season.

“We’ve all got to be more accountable, and that’s who he is,” White said of Etter. “He is the epitome of culture.”

The Bulldogs, who currently rank No. 11 in the conference standings, will have two chances to improve their SEC Tournament seeding before traveling to Nashville.

UGA’s last two games both appear winnable, as it faces a Florida team without its leader in points, rebounds and blocks before taking on a 10-18 South Carolina squad.

Mississippi State is one rank above Georgia, but a Maroon Bulldog loss to No. 25 Texas A&M on Saturday would move UGA to the No. 10 spot. The conference’s bottom four teams play one extra game in the SEC Tournament.

White will face his former team when the Gators (14-14, 7-8) visit Athens at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Georgia basketball vs. Missouri Box Score (StatBroadcast/Dawgnation)