The Missouri Tigers improved to 3-0 after hot three point shooting led to a 31 point first half lead and an easy 99-56 win over the Mocs of Chattanooga on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers defense also set a team record by coming up with 24 steals.
The Tigers were 12 of 22 from three point range in the first half. Kim English was 4 of 8 from three range and had 21 points in the first half. English finished with 26 points passing his career high of 25 which he set on Sunday against Texas Pan American. The Tigers also used their pressing defense to force the Mocs into 16 turnovers which led to 28 points in the first half.
It was more of the same in the second half as the Tigers continued their hot shooting finishing the night at 55%. For the game, the Tigers forced 29 turnovers. In addition to English’s 26, Marcus Denmon ended with 17, and Miguel Paul with 14. For the game, Mizzou was 18 of 37 from three point range.
Hear Mike Anderson’s postgame comments.