The Missouri Tigers shot 64.5 percent against UNC Greensboro, but, that was of little concern to head coach Quin Snyder, who said, The one thing that’s troublesome to me is us defensively.” Mizzou allowed UNC-Greensboro to shoot 56.5%, but still came away with a 106-98 win at the Hearnes Center. Ronnie Burrell and Jay Joseph scored 22 points apiece for UNCG. Burrell did it with lay-ups and free throws, while Jospeh scored 12 of his 22 with three-pointers. Mizzou was able to keep their opponents on their heels with five players scoring in double digits. Jason Conley, who was making his Tiger debut, matched Arthur Johnson with 19 points. Linas Kleiza and Travon Bryant had 17, and Jimmy McKinney added 10. Kleiza also had nine rebounds to lead the Tigers in that department. Rickey Paulding had just nine points, but led the team with six assists. Mizzou improved to 4-1 and have a date with Illinois in St. Louis on Tuesday. Mizzou’s ranked 14th in the coaches’ poll and Illinois is 19th.
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