Missouri outgunned Coppin State 98-77. The Tigers shot just 39 percent from the field in the first half but still led 44-34 at the break.
It was a totally different story in the second half. Mizzou turned up the defensive pressure and forced Coppin State into bad shot after bad shot. In the meantime, Matt Lawrence, who only scored one point in the first half exploded for 19 second half points including 5-for-8 behind the arc. The Tigers finished 12-for-28 from 3-point range.
Stefhon Hannah tied the school season-game assist record with 13. Many of those assists went to Marshall Brown who finished with a team-high 21 points. Two other Tigers finished in double figures. Kalen Grimes poured in 19, while Hannah chipped in 12.
Mizzou will host Arkansas Thursday. Missouri head coach Mike Anderson began his coaching career as an assistant with the Razorbacks. Famed coach Nolan Richardson is rumored to have plans to attend the game.