Boxscore
Missouri 74, Nicholls State 54
Friday, November 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Officials - James Breeding, Lee Cassell, Dedric Taylor
Attendance - 9519

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Nicholls State 25 29 54
Missouri 32 42 74

Recap


No. 15 Missouri 74, Nicholls State 54
: Alex Oriakhi scored 17 points and Earnest Ross added 16 as the host Tigers stayed perfect with a win over the Colonels.

Oriakhi also grabbed 10 rebounds to become the first Missouri player to have three straight double-digit efforts on the boards to start a season since 1983-84. Keion Bell chipped in 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Tigers (3-0), who improved to 68-0 against non-conference opponents at home since the end of the 2005-06 season.

Fred Hunter led all scorers with 22 points for Nicholls State (0-2). T.J. Carpenter added 14, nine of which came in a span of less than two minutes of the second half. 

The Tigers took a 32-25 lead into the break and started fast in the second half. Bell had a 3-pointer, a three-point play and a pair of free throws during a 13-3 burst that gave Missouri a 21-point lead with 14:42 to play.

Carpenter had his surge midway through the second half to help pull the Colonels within 14 points. Nicholls State never got any closer down the stretch.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hunter is averaging 21.5 points in his first two games after missing all of last season because of an ACL injury. ... The Tigers had a 38-22 advantage on the glass. ... Missouri plays three games in three days from Nov. 22-24 in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Nicholls State Colonels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Fred Hunter 34:00 7-11 0-1 8-11 1 4 5 1 1 1 1 0 22
Sam McBeath 26:00 3-8 2-5 2-3 1 4 5 2 5 1 3 1 10
Shane Rillieux 20:00 1-5 0-2 0-2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 2
Lachlan Prest 26:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 0
T.J. Carpenter 33:00 5-10 3-6 1-2 2 3 5 2 3 0 4 0 14
Jeremy Smith 21:00 3-6 0-1 0-0 3 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 6
Pedro Maciel 20:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 0 0
Travis Julien 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
JaMarkus Horace 10:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
Sterling Bailey 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Linden Smith-Hyde 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-49 5-18 11-18 8 14 22 10 24 3 15 1 54
  38.8% 27.8% 61.1% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 15

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Oriakhi 26:00 4-10 0-0 9-10 7 3 10 2 3 0 0 1 17
Phil Pressey 31:00 2-6 1-2 1-2 0 3 3 3 0 1 2 0 6
Laurence Bowers 24:00 4-7 1-2 3-6 1 4 5 2 4 1 3 0 12
Keion Bell 29:00 3-8 1-2 6-7 2 5 7 1 1 4 3 0 13
Earnest Ross 26:00 6-9 3-4 1-2 1 4 5 0 3 0 2 0 16
Stefan Jankovic 9:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 0
Tony Criswell 17:00 1-4 0-0 2-3 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 4
Negus Webster-Chan 25:00 1-3 1-2 1-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4
Ryan Rosburg 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Danny Feldmann 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dominique Bull 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Haith 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-51 7-12 23-32 14 24 38 10 17 6 13 1 74
  43.1% 58.3% 71.9% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13