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Mizzou Overcomes SEMO in Second Half

Posted by bfreeman on December 4, 2012

After trailing at halftime by 10, the Missouri Tigers made their comeback on Southeast Missouri State.

SEMO shot 55% in the first half and was up by as many as 11 in the second half before the Tigers fought back for an 81-65 victory Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

31 seconds into the second half, the Redhawks took their 11 point lead at 48-37.  From that point on, the Tigers outscored SEMO 34-17 including a 22-6 run at one point.  The Tigers were led in the game by Lawrence Bowers, who set a new career high in points with 26.

Along with Bowers’ 26 points and 9 rebounds, Mizzou saw Keion Bell with a double double (12 points/10 rebounds) Phil Pressey was the assist leader with 5 and Pressey and Tony Criswell joined Bowers/Bell in double figures with 17 and 13, respectively.

SEMO had 4 players in double figures, led by Corey Wilford with 14.

Mizzou improves to 7-1 on the season with the win, their 70th consecutive non-conference win at home.  Their next game will be Saturday afternoon against Tennessee State at 2pm.  Pregame begins at 130pm on your home for the Mizzou Tigers, ESPN 100.5 and Total Sports Station 103.1 KTGR.

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