Senior forward Laurence Bowers had himself a ball game in the first half alone, scoring 21 points – the same as the entire Appalachian St. team – in an easy 72-56 win Saturday afternoon.
Bowers scored just two points in the second half, but still matched his career-high with 23 points, getting there with a one-handed flush in what was a pretty sluggish second half for the Tigers (6-1).
Bowers started the game 5-5 from the field and finished 9-11, including 3-3 from 3.
The Tigers jumped out 39-15 and cruised from there. Appalachian State (1-6), whose one win came against a NAIA school, closed the first half on a 6-0 run and the game on a 12-4 run to make the scorer than it appeared.
Mizzou, who is now ranked No. 12 in the AP poll, held its biggest lead at 61-35 in the second half.
Phil Pressey scored just five points, but he dished out seven assists and had four steals; Keion Bell added 12 points and six assists, Earnest Ross 10 points and nine rebounds, Tony Criswell 10 points (despite producing a line similar to a shooting guard instead of a PF) and starters Alex Oriakhi (five points, five boards) and Webster Negus-Chan (0 points) were pretty quiet in a combined 50 minutes.
Mizzou > Appalachian State
MUtigers.com: No. 16 Missouri Cruises Past Appalachian State, 72-56
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Post Game Notes
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Post Game Quotes
The Trib: Tigers count on Bowers, top Appalachian State
The Trib: Tigers find respite on court after trying week
The Missourian: Missouri moves forward without Michael Dixon, Jr.
KC Star: Bowers leads MU to win over Appalachian State
KC Star: MU notebook: Pressey focuses on passing
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou rolls over Appalachian State
Post-Dispatch: Tigers win big after week of adversity
PowerMizzou: Bowers emerging as primary scorer
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Appalachian St Post-Game
Former Tiger Tyler Stone and SEMO tonight
MUtigers.com: No. 11 Mizzou Basketball Faces SEMO Tuesday
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Tigers meet the media
The Missourian: Mental toughness a work in progress for Missouri
KC Star: MU prepares to face ex-Tiger Tyler Stone and SE Missouri State
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Hoops Media Day
The Missourian: LET’S TALK: Rape, rape culture and the bigger dialogue
OC David Yost’s resignation
The Trib: Yost steps down from Missouri football staff
The Missourian: Missouri’s Yost resigns
KC Star: MU offensive coordinator David Yost resigns
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou’s Yost resigns, signaling changes ahead
PowerMizzou: Reaction to a resignation
PowerMizzou: Former Tigers react to Yost’s resignation
The Trib: Where does Pinkel turn to run Missouri’s offense?
The Trib (Dave Matter): Calling plays pays well in SEC
PowerMizzou: Updated OC Hot Board
Any Yost-Related fallout?
KC Star: Mauk’s father says QB will likely remain at MU
|“Coach Yost was the key factor in why he went out there,” said Mike, the head football coach at Kenton High School and dad or Maty. “It’s disappointing. We were hoping he’d stay with it because I do think he’s an outstanding coach and better person.”
“Once Maty committed to Missouri, he committed to Missouri,” Mike said. “Whatever decision they make at offensive coordinator, we believe, will be in the best interest of the program.
When asked directly if Maty is at least considering a transfer, Mike shot the possibility down.
“That’s not gonna happen,” Mike said. “That’s not something I’d ever encourage or promote unless they say they don’t want Maty. Unless that would occur, he’s planning on graduating from Missouri.”
The Trib (Dave Matter): Sheldon Richardson earns 1st-team AP All-SEC honors
MUtigers.com: Sheldon Richardson to Enter 2013 NFL Draft
The Trib: MU’s Richardson enters 2013 NFL draft
The Missourian: Defensive tackle Richardson announces intention to enter NFL Draft
PowerMizzou: Richardson going pro
The Trib: MU eyes an earlier upgrade
PowerMizzou: Official Visit Hotboard
PowerMizzou: Two Visitors This Weekend
Rivals.com: [3-star TX DE] Dimarya Mixon plans SEC official visit
PowerMizzou: Campos switches his commitment
RockMNation: Tigers in the NFL, Week 13
Mizzou Women’s Basketball
MUtigers.com: Eye Sets School Record in 82-71 Win
KBIA Sports: Eye breaks three-point record in 82-71 win for Mizzou women
The Trib (Ross Dellenger): How good is the Missouri wrestling team? Really, really good