Tigers Topple SIU-Edwardsville 107-57

MUTIGERS.COM Marcus Denmon scored 11 points for the Tigers.
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Marcus Denmon scored 11 points for the Tigers.
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Dec. 27, 2008

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -DeMarre Carroll had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Missouri cruise past SIU-Edwardsville 107-57 on Saturday.

Carroll, averaging 16.5 points a game, tweaked his ankle early in a 75-59 loss to Illinois and scored only six points in his first single-digit scoring effort of the season.

Guard Miguel Paul scored 12, while Kim English and Laurence Bowers each had 10 points for the Tigers (10-2), who had six players in double figures. Leo Lyons and Marcus Denmon each added 11 points.

Mark Yelovich led SIU-Edwardsville (2-11) with 13 points.

Missouri looked to rebound from the loss to Illinois. The 59 points on 37 percent shooting from the field in that game were both season lows for the Tigers.

In the first half against SIU-Edwardsville, Missouri had 58 points and led by as many as 36. The Tigers connected on 21 shots, just two less than they converted all game against Illinois.

For the game, Missouri shot 54 percent from the floor and 8-of-19 from 3-point range.

The Tigers entered the top 25 for the first time in five years last Monday, but will likely drop out of this week's rankings following the loss to Illinois.


 

 

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