BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (Ticker) -- Arthur Johnson had a great view of Missouri's mediocre start before taking a seat for its great finish.
After Johnson fouled out, the fifth-ranked Tigers held Indiana without a basket for the final 7:36 as Travon Bryant scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half of a 63-58 victory.
Johnson had 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 4:39 remaining and the Hoosiers holding a 56-48 lead. Shortly after Johnson sat down, the Tigers finally woke up and started a game-ending 15-0 run.
Indiana (2-3) did not have a basket after Bracey Wright's 3-pointer made it 56-42. It did not score after Sean Kline's two foul shots made it 58-48 with 4:23 to go, missing its final nine shots.
"I just think we were tired as a team at the end of the game," Indiana coach Mike Davis said. "To go against a team as physical as Missouri's is a tough task. They just try to wear you out for 40 minutes. I thought we did a good job early in the game but towards the end we did not do a great job of concentrating."
After the slow start, Bryant and freshman Linas Kleiza keyed the big comeback. Bryant made it a one-point game with a 3-pointer with 2:57 to play and Kleiza scored four straight points before converting a three-point play to give the Tigers (3-0) the lead for good at 60-58 with 1:40 remaining.
It was the third straight scare for Missouri, which also trailed in the second half of wins against Oakland and Coppin State. But with Rickey Paulding held in check and Johnson on the bench, Kleiza filled in effectively, scoring a season-high 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with 13 rebounds.
The entire second half was a disaster for the Hoosiers, who shot 54 percent (14-of-26) in the opening 20 minutes but slipped to a woeful 22 percent (5-of-23) and struggled against Missouri's physical play.
"After we came out of the timeout with four minutes left to go, we just started turning the ball over, stopped executing and taking quick shots," Hoosiers guard Donald Perry said. "It's just stuff that in close games gets you beat. We just have to learn how to win close games."
Indiana shot well from the arc in the first half as it made 54 percent (7-of-13) of its 3-pointers. But the absence of senior center George Leach (knee) caught up to them in the second half as the Hoosiers were 1-for-12 from the arc and struggled on both ends against Missouri's interior players.
The Tigers were lackadaisical in the first half against Indiana, which used a 12-0 run early in the half to take a 39-26 edge into the locker room.
Perry scored 13 points and Wright, Indiana's leading scorer, added 12. Wright made 2-of-10 shots from the arc for the game and managed just three points in the second half.