Nov. 11, 2011
Missouri Basketball opened its 106th season on Friday as the team hosted the SEMO Redhawks at Mizzou Arena. The No. 25 Tigers claimed an 83-68 victory, to improve to 6-0 all-time against the Redhawks. The last meeting was on Dec. 13, 1997.
The win puts Missouri's all-time record at 84-21 in season openers and 89-15 in home openers. In Mizzou's last 39 home openers, they now hold an impressive mark of 38-1.
The victory was the first for Head Coach Frank Haith on the Tiger sidelines. The win also improved Mizzou's record to 16-1 all-time in coaching debuts.
The Tigers are now on a 59-game non-conference home court winning streak. The run, which dates back to the 2005-06 campaign, is a school record, topping the 29 consecutive non-conference home wins from 1979-83.
The Tigers hit their stride in the second half. Kim English lit the fuse with three makes from the three-point line. Mizzou also got buckets from seniors Ricardo Ratliffe (two) and Steve Moore (one) and a fast-break layup from senior Marcus Denmon, and Missouri took a 13-point lead - its biggest lead of the game to that point.
Missouri went into the bonus with 8:54 left in the game and took advantage of the charity stripe, shooting 86.7 percent (13-15) in the second half.
Seniors Marcus Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe came away as the top performers for the night with 20 points and eight rebounds apiece. Senior Kim English was right behind them with 19 tallies and five boards.
Phil Pressey was the fourth of the lineup to hit double digits with 10 points. The sophomore point guard proved his versatility, grabbing six rebounds and dishing three assists.
Junior Andy Rosburg and redshirt freshman Kadeem Green saw their first official action as Tigers against SEMO. Green played eight minutes and scored two points to go with two rebounds and a block. Rosburg, who joined the team as a walk-on in October and has two years of eligibility remaining, played the final minute of action.
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