Wes Clark

Wes Clark

Mizzou Men’s Basketball (8-9, 1-3) returns home to face Georgia (9-6, 2-3) with a 6 p.m. tipoff scheduled on the SEC Network. Head coach Kim Anderson’s squad is looking for its second home conference win of the season after their decisive, 76-61 victory over Auburn (Jan. 9).

Junior guard Wes Clark notched his third 20-point game in a seven-game span with 26 points at No. 19 South Carolina (Jan. 16).  He had a career-high 26 points and a season-best eight assists, but Mizzou lost 81-72.

The Tigers hit 49.1 percent (28-of-57 FG) of their shot attempts. Head coach Kim Anderson’s group converted 50.0 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half (14-of-28). The mark is the highest of the conference season for Mizzou and fourth-best of the overall season.

Overall, Yante Maten continues to lead the Bulldogs and rank among SEC leaders in scoring (No. 11 at 15.9 ppg), No. 9 in rebounding (7.4 rpg), blocks (No. 8 at 1.5 bpg) and FG percentage (No. 4 at .534). Maten also paces Georgia in SEC play in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.2 rpg).

Three more Bulldogs are averaging double-digit in the scoring column, both overall and against SEC competition – J.J. Frazier (15.0 overall and 14.2 in SEC), Kenny Gaines (13.9 overall and 12.8 in SEC) and Charles Mann (10.3 overall and 11.2 in SEC).