Tony Criswell scored eight points for the Tigers.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri Basketball opened exhibition play in impressive fashion, building a 43-point second half advantage before cruising to a 91-58 victory over Northwest Missouri State in the preseason opener for both clubs.
Missouri debuted its new-look roster complete with a host of talented transfers and the return of senior forward Laurence Bowers, and dazzled a crowd of nearly 8,000 fans with the 33-point victory.
Newcomers Earnest Ross and Keion Bellled Mizzou with a combined 42 points on 16-of-25 shooting, but lit up the scoring column in very different ways. Ross connected on 6-of-10 shots from three-point range and Bell, a transfer from Pepperdine, drove to the hoop and even wowed the Mizzou Arena faithful with a spectacular dunk in traffic.
Overall Missouri's newcomers accounted for 73-of-91 and the Tigers shot an impressive 62 percent from the floor.
The return of Bowers certainly wasn't lost on the home crowd either. Welcomed by a standing ovation during introductions, Bowers looked confident in his return and scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor.
Overall Missouri had 11 different players see the court and 10 of those 11 found the scoring column. Alex Oriakhi narrowly missed a double-double with eight points and 10 boards and junior Phil Presseydished a game-high 11 assists in 25 minutes.
Northwest Missouri was led by Alex Sullivan who scored 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point range. DeAngelo Hailey added 10 points.
Missouri concludes exhibition play on Sunday (Nov. 4) against Missouri Southern. Game time is slated for 2 p.m. on the Mizzou Sports Network.
Tickets for that Nov. 4 contest start as low as $5 and can be purchased online at mutigers.com or by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri).
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