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Tigers Win Behind Big Night From Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson set a new career-high with 31 points as the Missouri Tigers used a second-half surge to get past Southern Illinois 72-59.

Clarkson became the first player to 31 points since Marcus Denmon did so against Northwestern State in the 2011-12 non-conference campaign.

The Tigers played a streaky first half, shooting only 38 percent from the field and holding only a one-point lead at halftime. Mizzou flipped the script in the second half, with a 54 percent shooting output, with Jabari Brown pouring in 17 points and Earnest Ross scoring 11.

Missouri moved to 2-0 before a neutral-site contest against Hawaii at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Coverage begins Saturday at 5:30 on the Zimmer Sports Network.

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