Nwestern 39 28 67
Missouri 34 44 78
Date of game: 11/28/2013

Recap: Missouri vs. Northwestern

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points, leading four starters in double figures, as the Missouri Tigers captured a 78-67 win over the Northwestern Wildcats in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena.

Jabari Brown added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers (6-0), while Ryan Rosburg and Johnathan Williams both delivered 14 points, the latter adding eight rebounds to match Brown in that department.

The Wildcats (4-3) were paced by JerShon Cobb who tallied a game-high 22 points, while reserves Tre Demps and Nathan Taphorn tacked on 11 points apiece.

Missouri missed all seven shots behind the 3-point line in the first half, but still the team was within striking distance at the half, trailing by a score of 39-34.

In the second half the Tigers erupted for 60 percent accuracy from the floor and 4-of-7 on the perimeter in order to grab the double-digit win. Northwestern made a total of just eight field goals after the intermission.

Leading the Tigers, who will now take on Nevada in the next round, from the sideline was head coach Frank Haith who made his return following a five-game suspension to begin the campaign.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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