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Game Thread: Mizzou Basketball opens season against Oral Roberts

Missouri opens the season against the Oral Robert Golden Eagles. Follow for live coverage.

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The Tigers look to open the season with a win against the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts.

Second Half Notes

Missouri beat Oral Roberts 91-64

  • Missouri opened the second half with an impressive 15-6 run
  • Mark Smith started the second half hot (3-3 from three in the first 5 minutes)
  • Jordan Wilmore checked in for Missouri for the first time in his collegiate career
  • Missouri shot increasingly well from the three point line in the second half (6-13)
  • Wilmore recorded 2 points and 3 rebounds in his college debut
  • Missouri finished the night shooting 53% from the field and 40% from three
  • Mark Smith led Missouri in scoring with 18 points (Pinson had 17 and D. Smith had 16)
  • Missouri recorded 17 turnovers, Oral Roberts had 15
  • Oral Roberts finished the game shooting 92% from the charity stripe (11-12)
  • Missouri finished 72% from the line (13-18)
  • Tilmon led all with 12 rebounds
  • Dru Smith led all with 6 assists

First Half Notes

Missouri leads Oral Roberts 42-32

  • Tilmon scored the first points of the 2020-2021 season
  • Missouri forced 6 turnovers
  • Missouri led Oral Roberts with 9 offensive rebounds
  • Mizzou went 10-14 from the free throw line
  • Oral Roberts went 3-4 from the free throw line
  • Dru Smith lead all scorers with 12 points
  • Tilmon led all with 7 rebounds
  • Missouri shot 45% from the field
  • Oral Roberts shot 34% from the field
  • Missouri shot 33% from the three-point line (4-12)

Game Preview

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The Details

Opponent: Golden Eagles (0-0)

Time: 6:00 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

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. Who scores Missouri’s first points of the season?
  2. Which Tiger scores the most points in the game?
  3. Does Cuonzo Martin wear a tie?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. Predict the final score?