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Live Thread: Missouri Hosts Southern Illinois

The Tigers look to build on the momentum generated by a huge road win over Temple last week

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


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.

The Details

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

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Will Mark Smith get out of his current funk?
  2. Do Tray Jackson or Mario McKinney Jr. see the floor?
  3. Will Mitchell Smith continue to fire away from three?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?