1. Well hello there, Jordan Clarkson
Mizzou Interim Head Coach Tim Fuller
On the win...
"Obviously Coach Hinson had his team well prepared tonight. They showed us that in the first half. We told our guys that this would be a test and a challenge for us. They came out and they only made two 3s in their last two games, but they made six in the first half. We told them that may happen. We have some soft rims here at Mizzou Arena. All-in-all I think our guys came out and fought hard. I told Mr. Alden when we came off the floor that this was a recruited win. Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown took over the second half to victory."
On the production from the post players...
"I look at our five and four positions and there are 40 minutes available. Several guys are going to rotate into those positions. Everybody got reps in the first half and then we see how comfortable they feel. In the second half we had to go with guys that were going to be tough and physical and help us pull out a win."
On Ryan Rosburg's role so far...
"I think some guys are scorers and other guys have different roles. I don't know if Ryan is (a scorer) yet. He'll get his buckets from drop-off dunks or drop-stepping in the paint. We don't have a post player that we're going to ask to score 20 and 10. We're asking that effort from all three guys, rather than just one guy."
Ryan accepting that role of not scoring as much...
"That's the key; to have guys on the floor that want to win. Ryan wants to win. He has a desire. He paid his dues last year. I challenge him every day because I watched against Alex Oriakhi (last season). They battled for those lose balls and rebounds. I told him at halftime: I know you're better than what you gave us in the first half. I've seen you do it. I made him look up at his teammates and say that they need you. And he came out and preformed."
On Saturday's Hawaii game in Kansas City...
"They are a quality ball club with big men that can go 20 (points) and 10 (rebounds). They can score basket to basket. They press and run. "
On preparing the team for the game...
"It was a little easier (this time). Obviously, I knew Coach Hinson's ball club was going to give us a quality test and I just wanted to make sure our guys were ready to play. I think we did a good job as a staff. "
The Trib: Clarkson's career high leads Tigers past Salukis
KC Star: Second-half surge helps Missouri beat Southern Illinois 72-59
PowerMizzou: Clarkson takes over in Tiger win
KC Star: MU forward Ryan Rosburg celebrates birthday in style
Post-Dispatch: Clarkson leads Mizzou's second-half blitz
The Missourian: Missouri basketball led by high-scoring trio in win over Southern Illinois
Fox Sports MW: Clarkson proving he can do more than just distribute the rock as Mizzou's floor general
The Maneater: Jordan Clarkson slices through Salukis
Mizzou Network: Highlights: Mizzou Beats SIU 72-59
Mizzou Network: POST-GAME INTERVIEW: Tim Fuller after Mizzou's win over SIU
Mizzou Network: POST-GAME INTERVIEW: Jordan Clarkson after his 31 points vs SIU
2. Looking back at Kentucky
* Missouri did a couple curious things now that it's down Marvin Foster in the middle. It kept cycling Ealy on the interior, but it's been doing that all year. The Tigers also brought in 6-foot-4, 270-pound end Hatley for a two-snap audition in garbage time, before bringing Brantley back in. Also: Bonner put his hand in the dirt on Kentucky's 4th-and-1 plunge in the first half. I would assume the Tigers only did that so they could go back to the 3-front -- which they were playing at the time -- if the Wildcats got it without substituting against Kentucky's hurry-up.
* Also kooky: Missouri ran a four-end set (Sam-Golden-Ealy-Ray) along the front of its Nickel on a 3rd-and-16, a play that ended in a 4-yard screen pass. But I think that was an accident because someone wasn't ready on the sideline. Sam ran in at the last second, Golden shifted inside and the Tigers never ran it again. But, I don't know. Something to watch down the road maybe? […]
* Webb has played every snap for six straight games. He's missed 17 snaps all season -- 15 against Murray State and two against Arkansas State. He leads everyone else on the team by 33 snaps -- White has 707 and McGovern and Morse lead the offense with 704.
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