Stefhon Hannah is starting to assert himself as the leader of the Missouri basketball team. Hannah, a junior college transfer, has provided the Tigers with steady point guard play and has helped develop some players who might not do so well without him. In Mizzou’s 86-64 win over Arkansas Thursday, Hannah paced the Tigers with a season-high 21 points, 6 assists, and six steals.
Matt Lawrence made 5-of-6 from behind the arc finishing with 19 points. Keon Lawrence and Marshall Brown also scored in double figures; Lawrence finished with 14, Brown pitched in 11 in the Tigers first win over Arkansas since 1992. As a team, Mizzou shot 57 percent from 3-point range on 12-of-21 shooting.
Keon Lawrence came off the bench to spark an 18-5 run that began with Mizzou down by three. Once the run ended, the Tigers were up 10 and heading into halftme with a 44-28 advantage.
Missouri’s defense was huge in forcing 24 turnovers. Most of those forced turnovers were converted into easy baskets for Mizzou.