FINAL: Missouri wins, 64-48. Mark Smith sets a career high with 23 points, shooting 7-9 from three. Tigers improve to 6-4 with Illinois up next on Saturday.
2:10 2H: Tigers are on their way to wrapping this one up, leading 63-39 with 2:09 left to play.
9:12 2H: It’s Mark Smith’s day. The junior has 20 points, and is 6-8 from three. Salukis call another timeout, trailing 56-31.
11:54 2H: Tigers are on an 11-3 run, and lead 49-27. Tray Jackson has checked into the game for Missouri, for those who have been wondering when the freshman would see more playing time.
14:30 2H: Missouri leads 42-24. Salukis simply do not have the ability to get penetration into the paint against this defense.
Halftime: Missouri leads Southern Illinois 33-22. The Tigers absolutely mauled the Salukis on the offensive glass, corralling 11 offensive rebounds. Mark Smith leads the scoring with 12 points.
8:54: 1H: Heat check for Mark Smith. The junior has knocked down four threes in a row, including a dagger in transition to put Missouri up 21-9.
10:00 1H: Tigers lead 15-9. Mark Smith knocks down a couple threes. It would be huge if Missouri can get him going.
15:58 1H: Salukis lead 3-2. Slow-going for both offenses early. Missouri looks suffocating on defense.
Missouri hosts Southern Illinois Saturday on a snowy day in Columbia, the final game before the Tigers travel to St. Louis to face Illinois in the annual Braggin’ Rights game.
Opponent: Salukis (4-6)
Time: 3:00 p.m. CT
Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? No
What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, -14.5
Where To Watch: SEC Network + | WatchESPN
Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199
Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball
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- Will Mark Smith get out of his current funk?
- Do Tray Jackson or Mario McKinney Jr. see the floor?
- Will Mitchell Smith continue to fire away from three?
- Who is your trifecta for the game?
- What will the final score be?