November 22, 2014

Mizzou hoops grabs season opening win

Laurence Bowers had 20 points and seven rebounds in his return from a knee injury as No. 15 Missouri picked up an 83-69 season-opening victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday.

Phil Pressey scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half and Alex Oriakhi, part of a strong transfer class, had 15 rebounds and eight points for Missouri.

Missouri won its 66th in a row at home against non-conference opponents since the end of the 2005-06 season.