Boxscore
Missouri 83, SIU - Edwardsville 69
Saturday, November 10, 2012 5:00 PM
Location - Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Officials - Tony Henderson, Keith Kimble, Doug Shows
Attendance - 10054

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
SIU - Edwardsville 34 35 69
Missouri 40 43 83

Recap


No. 17 Missouri 83, SIU-Edwardsville 69: Laurence Bowers scored a game-high 20 points to go with seven rebounds and Phil Pressey added 19 points and nine assists as the Tigers pulled away for a season-opening win over the visiting Cougars.

The Cougars used torrid 3-point shooting to lead for most of the first half before Missouri (1-0) closed the half on a 7-0 run for a 40-34 advantage. The Tigers then opened the second half with a 22-8 spurt to break it open.

Jerome Jones scored 17 points and Michael Messer added 13 off the bench for SIU-Edwardsville (0-1).

Bowers was 9-of-14 shooting in his first game since suffering a serious knee injury that caused him to miss all of last season.

Freshman Negus Webster-Chan added 11 points and four assists off the bench for Missouri, and Connecticut transfer Alex Oriakhi scored eight points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Tigers have won 38 of their past 39 home openers as well as 66 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents dating to 2005. … Missouri has won two all-time meetings with SIU-Edwardsville by an average of 32 points.

SIU - Edwardsville Cougars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jerome Jones 24:00 6-14 5-8 0-3 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 17
Mark Yelovich 17:00 0-5 0-2 0-0 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 0 0
Maurice Wiltz 26:00 4-13 3-7 0-0 1 4 5 4 3 2 2 0 11
Kris Davis 22:00 5-14 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 11
Derian Shaffer 23:00 2-9 0-0 1-2 6 2 8 1 1 0 1 0 5
Tim Johnson 30:00 3-6 1-4 2-3 1 3 4 2 1 0 2 1 9
Reggie Reed 13:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 2
Michael Messer 18:00 2-4 1-1 8-8 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 13
Ray Lester 12:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zeke Schneider 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Charles Joy 6:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Michael Birts 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Heck 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-69 11-26 12-18 10 22 32 11 19 5 8 1 69
  33.3% 42.3% 66.7% Team Rebs: 9   Total TO: 8

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Oriakhi 31:00 4-9 0-0 0-3 4 11 15 0 1 0 1 3 8
Laurence Bowers 25:00 9-14 0-0 2-3 2 5 7 1 3 0 3 0 20
Keion Bell 27:00 3-8 0-3 2-2 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 0 8
Earnest Ross 20:00 2-10 0-4 3-4 0 4 4 1 1 1 3 0 7
Phil Pressey 35:00 7-12 2-2 3-4 1 4 5 9 1 1 2 0 19
Negus Webster-Chan 34:00 4-7 3-5 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 11
Tony Criswell 18:00 1-5 0-0 1-2 5 5 10 0 4 1 2 0 3
Stefan Jankovic 9:00 2-2 2-2 1-1 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 7
Ryan Rosburg 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 32-68 7-16 12-19 14 34 48 20 17 7 12 3 83
  47.1% 43.8% 63.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 12