Five players scored in double figures and the 17th ranked Missouri Tigers found ways to get to the free throw line putting together a convincing 79-62 win over the Georgia Bulldogs, Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Jabari Brown and Earnest Ross led Mizzou with 15 points. Keion Bell (14), Tony Criswell (13) and Alex Oriakhi (10), rounded out the top scorers for the Tigers. Mizzou was 18 of 25 from the free throw line and while Georgia shot 46%, they also turned the ball over 19 times.
Phil Pressey played more like a point guard and distributed the ball around, collecting six assists with five points and four steals. More importantly, Pressey was given ample opportunity to sit, as Keion Bell saw valuable minutes running the point. With Georgia running a 3-2 zone most of the night, the focus was on getting the ball inside to Oriakhi and having the guards drive and initiate contact.
Frank Haith explains more in his postgame comments below.
AUDIO Haith postgame (8:00)