Long, Taggart lead Lions over Illinois-Springfield; McMahon earns first win as head coach

The Lions top Illinois-Springfield 89-80 Friday night.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – (WATCH) Parker Long and Avery Taggart lead Missouri Southern to an 89-80 win over Illinois-Springfield Friday night at the Pitt State Classic.

Long was 9-12 from the field and finished with a team-high 23 points, while Taggart scored 20 points and added 5 asssists. Vinson Sigmon Jr. (15 pts) and Lawson Jenkins (14 pts) were also in double figures for the Lions.

Friday’s win was the first win for MSSU head coach Sam McMahon as the leader of the Lions’ basketball program.