Mizzou Gold team beats Black 36-30, Kevin Puryear leads with 13 points and 5 rebounds
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou Men's Basketball played its annual Black & Gold Scrimmage on Friday at Mizzou Arena as part of the Mizzou Halloween & Hoops event. Head coach Kim Anderson's Gold group pulled away down the stretch to win 36-30, using a perfect night from freshman forward Kevin Puryear (Blue Springs, Mo.) to secure the victory (5-for-5 FG, 3-for-3 3PT).
Playing eight-minute halves in front of a crowd of eager Mizzou fans, the Tigers battled to a 18-14 Gold lead at the break. Puryear and fellow freshman K.J. Walton (Brownsburg, Ind.) led their squad with eight points each at that point.
The Black contingent spread out its scoring among five different Tigers in the opening period and finished with sophomore forward Jakeenan Gant (Springfield, Ga.), junior guard Martavian Payne (St. Louis, Mo.) and senior forward Ryan Rosburg (Chesterfield, Mo.) all scoring five points or more.
Rosburg led the Black unit's balanced scoring attack with seven points on 3-of-4 FG shooting. Sophomore guard Namon Wright (Los Angeles, Calif.) helped keep the Black group close with a game-high four steals.
Mizzou also held a dunk contest which was won handily by Jakeenan Gant:
Jakeenan Gant's first dunk pic.twitter.com/0V6SM23gZS— O'SCARY GAMBLER (@oscargambler) October 31, 2015
Jakeenan Gant's second dunk pic.twitter.com/ZSrW67U3PZ— O'SCARY GAMBLER (@oscargambler) October 31, 2015
The dunk that won Jakeenan Gant the dunk contest pic.twitter.com/KOir4a4sJO— O'SCARY GAMBLER (@oscargambler) October 31, 2015