Aug. 31, 2008
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St. Catherines, Ontario. - Marcus Denmon scored 23 points and Miguel Paul added 17 as the Missouri Tigers rolled to a 117-68 win over Brock University on Sunday afternoon in St. Catherines, Ontario.
Missouri shot 54 percent from the floor and hit 12 treys as they topped the century mark for the second consecutive day. The Tigers scored 120 points in Saturday's game vs. the Ontario All-Stars and are averaging 118.5 points in two games. The 49-point win today pushed the team's average margin of victory to 44.5 for the two games.
Brock actually took a brief lead 22-20 midway through the second quarter, but Missouri closed the half with a 33-8 run to seize control. The Tigers also outscored Brock 34-14 in the fourth period to get the 49-point triumph.
Mizzou had 11 different players play double-figures minutes and only junior guard J.T. Tiller played 20 minutes. The club also used as many as nine different line-ups on the floor and got great production from its seven newcomers. Head Coach Mike Anderson's newest Tigers combined for 66 points, 21 rebounds, 14 assists and 17 steals.
Leo Lyons led the Tigers with eight rebounds to go along with his 15 points. Zaire Taylor added seven boards from his backcourt position. Taylor also paced the team with five steals, while four different Tigers had four assists. Seniors DeMarre Carroll (13 points) and Matt Lawrence (11 points) also reached double figures.
For the game Missouri forced 35 turnovers, enjoyed 27 steals and out-rebounded Brock 42-27.
Missouri wraps up its three-game exhibition tour on Monday morning vs. the Southern Ontario All-Stars. A team comprised of post-graduate and professionals, the Southern Ontario All-Stars already have one Division I win this weekend, topping Mercer 84-80 on Saturday afternoon. The team lost to Hampton 75-74 on Friday.