Mizzou’s Phil Pressey and Laurence Bowers were named to the All-Southeastern Conference Team by the league coaches, with Pressey earning First Team and Bowers being voted to the Second Team.
Pressey leads the Southeastern Conference in assists this season, averaging a league-best 7.1 assists per game (7th nationally) and needs just three more to surpass his 2011-12 total of 223. He is already the career record holder for assists at Missouri with 561 and needs just five steals to surpass the career mark of 196 held by Anthony Peeler.
Bowers, who missed five league games has finished strong with three consecutive 20-point games against LSU, Arkansas and Tennessee. Bowers leads the SEC in field goal percentage (.558) and ranks seventh in scoring (14.8), 13th in rebounding (6.3) and is just outside the Top 10 in blocked shots. Bowers is currently 27th all-time at Mizzou in scoring with 1,222 points and joins Arthur Johnson as the lone Tigers ever to score 1,000 points and block 150 shots.
Missouri opens play at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday night against the winner of the Texas A&M vs. Auburn contest.