Recap: Missouri vs. Miss State
Columbia, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jabari Brown led all scorers with 21 points, and the Missouri Tigers cruised to an 85-66 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Southeastern Conference action at Mizzou Arena.
Freshman Keanau Post contributed a career-high 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench as the Tigers (20-7, 8-8 SEC) improved to 14-2 at home this season. Jordan Clarkson also scored 14 points to go along with a game-high seven assists, while Earnest Ross added 11 points in the win.
Fred Thomas had 18 points and Gavin Ware scored 13 for the Bulldogs (13-16, 3-13), whose losing skid has now reached 11 in a row.
Missouri had the hot hand early on as it shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half and took a 45-32 lead into the break.
That cushion would swell to as many as 28 points midway through the second stanza, courtesy of a 16-6 run. The Tigers' already hot shooting improved to 65.2 percent over the final 20 minutes.
Missouri's high shooting percentage was largely due to its effective post play, as the Tigers held a 40-26 scoring advantage inside the paint to secure their sixth straight 20-win campaign. They also shared the wealth, finishing with a season-high 19 assists as a team.Game Notes