Jan. 28, 2014
Missouri earned its second consecutive win over Arkansas and evened the all-time series with the Razorbacks at 20-20. It was Mizzou’s first win at Bud Walton Arena all-time and third road win of the 2013-14 season, eclipsing the two road victories the team had all of last season.
Missouri’s last win in Fayetteville came in 1991.
Missouri had two 20-point scorers on the evening as Jabari Brown and Earnest Ross each scored 24 points in the road victory. Brown has now topped 20 points in five consecutive games and 10 times on the season, while Ross has done it three times.
Missouri has now had a player top 20 points in a game 23 times this year, all by Brown (10), Ross (3) and Jordan Clarkson (10). Mizzou had a player top 20 points 25 times all of last year. On the season the Tiger have enjoyed five games with multiple 20-point scorers, including Tuesday night.
During Brown’s run of five consecutive 20-point games he is 20-of-29 from three-point range (.690) and is 37-of-61 (.607) from the floor overall. He has also been outstanding from the foul line hitting 28-of-32 free throw attempts and is averaging 24.4 points per game. Over Brown’s last three games, he is 13-of-17 from three (.765). Missouri improved to 13-2 when Brown tops 20 points in a game for his career.
Brown hit 4-of-5 treys tonight and has hit multiple three-pointers in 19-of-20 games this year.
Mizzou held another opponent below 40 percent shooting for the game and on the year the Tigers are allowing foes to shoot just 38.8 percent from the floor.
Missouri limited Arkansas to just 71 points, 12 points below their season average and their lowest scoring total of the year at Bud Walton Arena.
Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown each reached double figures for the 20th consecutive game this year. The last Tiger to open a season with 20 straight double-figure scoring games was Kareem Rush (21 times) in 2000-01.
Missouri continued its trend of playing tight ball games. Missouri has had 12 of its last 13 games decided by 10 points or less, but three of those games resulted in road wins at North Carolina State (68-64), at Auburn (70-68) and Tuesday’s win at Arkansas (75-71).
Missouri was fantastic at the foul line Tuesday night and finished the game hitting a perfect 16-of-16 charity attempts over the final 20 minutes. For the game Missouri made 17 consecutive free throws, including a charity make by Ryan Rosburg at the end of the first half. Leading the way was the duo of Brown and Ross who were each 8-of-8 for the game at the foul line.
Missouri dominated the glass, out-rebounded Arkansas 42-26 overall. The Tigers got a game-high 12 rebounds from freshman Johnathan Williams and nine from sophomore Ryan Rosburg. The 12 boards marked the fifth time Williams has been in double figures this year.
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