Scores

Final

Savannah State 45

(5-12, 0-9 away)

Missouri 74

(12-3, 10-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, January 6, 2010

    Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri

    1 2 T
    SAV 25 2045
    MIZZ 28 4674

    Top Performers

    Savannah State: P. Hardy 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Missouri: J. Safford 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Missouri 74, Savannah St. 45

    Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri used a 14-0 run over 6:06 in the second half to offset an abysmal opening half and pick up its seventh straight win, beating Savannah State 74-45 on Wednesday night.

    Missouri (12-3) led just 28-25 at halftime after averaging a 22-point lead in its previous nine home games. But Marcus Denmon, Justin Safford and Kim English combined for 28 second-half points to push the Tigers to the victory. English finished with 13 points, Denmon and Safford 12 apiece.

    Despite a relatively strong shooting night (45.5 percent), Missouri was outhustled by a scrappy Savannah State team that picked up 12 offensive rebounds in the first half.

    Savannah State (5-12) was spearheaded by Patrick Hardy's career-high 14 points, but it was not enough to overcome a more talented Missouri team.

    Since joining Division I before the 2002-03 campaign, Savannah State is 0-37 against teams from BCS conferences.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAV
    MIZZ
    Points 45 74
    FG Made-Attempted 18-55 (.327) 27-57 (.474)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 29

    2009-10 Season

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