Feb. 8, 2014
Mizzou's 88 points marked its second highest point output of the season. The Tigers scored 92 in Kansas City vs. Hawaii back on Nov. 16. The 91 points scored by Ole Miss were the most against Mizzou since allowing 97 in an overtime loss at UCLA on Dec. 28, 2012.
Jabari Brown, Earnest Ross and Jordan Clarkson each topped 20 points in the loss to the Rebels. It's the third time the trio has topped 20 points together this year. The club also did it in the wins against UCLA and Nevada. To put that in perspective, coming into the 2013-14 season Mizzou had just 23 games in school history with three 20-point scorers.
The last time Missouri had three games with three 20-point scorers in one season was 1991-92. It's never happed four times in one season.
Ross (24), Clarkson (23) and Brown (20) had a combined 67 points, the sixth time the trio has collectively scored 60 or more points in a game this season. The 67 points trails the 73 the group scored vs. Nevada and the 69 logged in the loss to Kentucky when Brown (33) and Clarkson (28) combined for 61 points alone.
Ross tied his career high with five three-point makes. It's the fifth time the senior from Cary, N.C. has hit five triples in his career and second time this season. He also hit five treys in the win over UCLA on Dec. 7. Ross dished four assists as well to go with six rebounds.
Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson reached double figures for the 23rd consecutive outing. That's the most to start a season since Melvin Booker (also 23 times) in 1993-94. The most recent player with more than 23 consecutive double-figure scoring games to open a season was Doug Smith (all 30 games) in 1990-91.
Brown and Clarkson also have a team-leading 12 20 point games this year, the most by a Tiger since Marcus Denmon did it 12 times in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. The last Tiger with more than 12 20-point games in a season was Thomas Gardner (2005-06) with 16.
Clarkson hit a season-high tying three three-pointers. He also had three makes from beyond in the arc in the win over UCLA. Over his last three games Clarkson is a very good 8-of-17 from three-point range (.471), his best three-game run at Mizzou. He has also made multiple three-pointers in five of his last six games (12-of-30, .400).
Jabari Brown also dished four assists and has 10 dimes and just one turnover over his last two games. Brown finished the game with 20 points, a team-leading seven boards and four dimes with just one turnover. He also hit a trey and has hit at least one three-pointer in all-23 games this season. Brown has a career high 43 assists this season in 23 games after dishing 35 dimes in 25 games last season.
Brown topped 800 career points in the game. The junior from Oakland, Calif., now has 817 points in his career, 805 of which have come in a Tiger uniform. For his career Brown is averaging 16.8 points per game in a Mizzou uniform and he will play his 49th career game as a Tiger on Thursday vs. Arkansas.
Mizzou finished the game with 11 three-point makes, its highest total of SEC play and the most since hitting 12 in the season-opening win against Southeastern Louisiana.
Ryan Rosburg scored 11 second-half points and finished the game with 11 points and five boards in 27 minutes of action. It's his highest scoring game in league play in his career and his second game in double figures. He scored 14 points in Las Vegas vs. Northwestern on Nov. 28, 2013.
Torren Jones scored four points in nine minutes, including a pair of free throw makes. Jones has scored four points in each of his last two games and has six consecutive charity makes in league action. His 23 minutes of playing time over his last two games are the most in his young career.
Fellow freshman Wes Clark hit two more three-pointers and is 4-of-7 from three-point range over his last two games.
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