Boxscore
Missouri 68, Tennessee St. 38
Saturday, December 8, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Officials - Rick Hartzell, Antinio Petty, Glenn Tuitt
Attendance - 10338

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Tennessee St. 20 18 38
Missouri 23 45 68

Recap


No. 11 Missouri 68, Tennessee State 38:
Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi notched double-doubles to help the host Tigers pull away after a close first half.
 
Bowers collected 18 points and 10 rebounds and Oriakhi added 15 points and 10 boards for Missouri (8-1), which led just 23-20 at halftime but opened the second half on a 14-3 run to open it up.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Tennessee State (4-6), which shot 23.8 percent from the field. Robert Covington scored 12 points to lead Tennessee State and Jordan Cyphers added 11 off the bench.

Missouri also had a 12-0 run in the second half as it pulled away following a sluggish start against an Ohio Valley Conference opponent for the second consecutive game. The Tigers also had a tough time putting away Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday.

Freshman Stefan Jankovic came off the bench to score 14 points and grab five rebounds - all in the second half - for Missouri, which has won four straight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Missouri has won 71 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents dating to a loss to Sam Houston State in the 2005 NIT Season Tip-Off. … Both teams lead their conferences in rebounding margin, but Missouri dominated the boards 46-23 on Saturday. … Missouri expects to have Oregon transfer Jabari Brown in uniform for the first time for its next game Dec. 17 against South Carolina State. Brown is not eligible until his fall semester coursework is finalized.

Tennessee St. Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
DeShawn Dockery 24:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 2
Robert Covington 38:00 5-18 2-9 0-0 1 4 5 2 2 2 3 2 12
M.J. Rhett 33:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 3 3 6 0 3 1 1 2 3
Patrick Miller 40:00 2-11 1-4 1-3 0 2 2 5 1 1 5 0 6
Kellen Thornton 22:00 2-12 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 1 5 0 2 0 4
Jordan Cyphers 29:00 4-14 3-9 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 11
Devante McClung 7:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jay Harris 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tashan Fredrick 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15-63 6-24 2-5 9 14 23 8 15 7 12 5 38
  23.8% 25.0% 40.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 12

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Laurence Bowers 27:00 8-15 1-3 1-2 4 6 10 1 1 1 2 2 18
Alex Oriakhi 27:00 5-7 0-0 5-6 2 8 10 1 1 0 2 3 15
Phil Pressey 29:00 1-4 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 5
Negus Webster-Chan 31:00 2-5 1-4 2-2 0 8 8 4 3 0 2 0 7
Earnest Ross 27:00 0-6 0-4 1-2 1 3 4 1 2 3 4 0 1
Tony Criswell 17:00 1-4 0-1 0-1 2 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 2
Keion Bell 15:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 0 4 0 4
Stefan Jankovic 16:00 4-7 2-5 4-4 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 1 14
Ryan Rosburg 7:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Danny Feldmann 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 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 24-53 5-19 15-19 11 35 46 15 12 4 18 6 68
  45.3% 26.3% 78.9% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 18