Michael Porter Jr. finishes with 12 points in his return but Missouri falls to Georgia

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Michael Porter Jr returned to action Thursday after missing 4 months with a back injury. Porter made 5 of 17 shots for 12 points as Mizzou falls to Georgia.

COMMENTATOR: And here comes the moment that they've been waiting for. Michael Porter Jr. The McDonald's All-American game MPV, the SEC pre-season co-player of the year who only played two minutes of opening day.

On pay day. Came up short. MPJ with the rebound. Crowd is reacting to everything he does, and there is the score to get his day going. Welcome back.

That goes down. And maybe that can turn things in the right direction. And wasn't even close, and altered by the length of Porter.

COMMENTATOR: Yes.

COMMENTATOR: Up ahead, speaking of Michael Porter Jr. Can he? Yes! Better late than never, Mom Lisa loves that. So does the home crowd. Will the Tigers roar here in St. Louis?

COMMENTATOR: And the rebound secured by Hammons, and he's fouled with 13 seconds left. I mean, that was almost storybook, with Porter getting that look. but it wouldn't go.