Dec. 17, 2012
Mizzou improved to 9-1 on the season to mark the third consecutive season and fourth time in five years the Tigers started the year 9-1.
The win improved Mizzou's consecutive non-conference home game win streak to 72, dating back to early in the 2005-06 season.
The Tigers are now 15-0 in home non-conference games under Head Coach Frank Haith. All 15 of the victories have been by double figures.
Mizzou is in the midst of a 24-game winning streak in the month of December. The Tigers have not lost in December since Dec. 9, 2009.
The Tigers scored a season high 102 points, eclipsing the 91 points they put up against Alcorn State on Nov. 13.
The 102 points were the most since the team scored 104 in a 104-67 win over Kennesaw State on Dec. 12, 2011.
Mizzou scored a season high 49 first half points, nine more than the previous high of 40 against SIUE.
South Carolina State's 18 first half points were the fewest Mizzou has surrendered so far this season. Over the past two games, the Tigers have allowed an average of 19.0 first half points.
The Tigers had a five players reach double figures for the first time this season. Ross led the squad with 16, while sophomore Jabari Brown and senior Keion Bell had 12 and senior Laurence Bowers and freshman Stefan Jankovic each had 11.
Mizzou shot a season high 56.9 percent (41-72) from the floor in the game and made a season high 41 field goals.
Mizzou made 41 FGs in the game. It marked the first time the team had at least 40 since Mizzou had 40 against UT-Pan American on Nov. 22, 2009.
Bowers become the 44th player in Mizzou history to score 1,000 points during the contest. He posted 11 in the game to conclude the contest with 1,001 points. Bowers is the third player of the 2008-09 freshman class to reach 1,000 points, joining former Tigers Marcus Denmon and Kim English.
In his first action as a Tiger, Jabari Brown notched 12 points to go along with three assists.
Jankovic reached double figures for the second time in his career and the second straight game after notching 11 points. In his last two contests, the freshman is averaging 12.5 points after averaging 2.3 in his first six games.
With two steals against South Carolina State, junior Phil Pressey is now tied for 10th on Mizzou's career steals list with 154.
Senior Alex Oriakhi grabbed 11 rebounds to mark his fifth time with at least 10 boards so far this year.
Sophomore Danny Feldmann tied a career high with four points. He previously set the mark while with Columbia (N.Y.) in 2010-11.
Freshman Ryan Rosburg scored a career high six points, surpassing his previous high of five set against Stanford on Nov. 22.
The Tigers scored a season high 60 points in the paint. The previous best was 42, which the team notched against SIUE, Appalachian State and SEMO.
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