The 10th ranked Missouri Tigers won their inaugural men’s basketball game in the Southeastern Conference beating Alabama 84-68 at Mizzou Arena. Jabari Brown led the Tigers with 22 points as five players scored in double figures. Laurence Bowers left the game with five minutes to go after he landed funny on his right knee. Bowers missed all of last season with an injured left knee.
Brown shrugged off a tough shooting night on Saturday against Bucknell by hitting 7 of 11 shots from the field including 5 of 7 from three point range and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. Earnest Ross finished with 19, Bowers 16 and Phil Pressey and Alex Oriakhi finished with double-doubles. Pressey had 11 points and 13 assists. Oriakhi scored 16 with 10 rebounds.
Mizzou was 9 of 15 from three point range and finished the night shooting 57% (30-53)