COLUMBIA, Mo. — Laurence Bowers scored 17 points and No. 13 Missouri avenged last season’s defeat to Oral Roberts with an 81-62 victory Thursday night.
Marcus Denmon added 16 points for the Tigers (9-1), who used an 18-2 run in taking a 13-point halftime lead. Missouri held Oral Roberts to 26 percent shooting from the field.
Missouri lost 60-59 at Oral Roberts on Dec. 9, 2009 on a layup with .9 seconds to go and the fans rushed the court.
The Tigers were without starting point guard Michael Dixon who was suspended indefinitely Wednesday after violating an undisclosed team rule. No timetable has been set for his return.
Dominique Morrison led the Golden Eagles (4-6) with 18 points and Damen Bell-Holter finished with 10 and a career-high 17 rebounds.
Also on Thursday:
No. 18 Memphis 70
Austin Peay 68
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Crawford scored six of his 18 points in overtime and Charles Carmouche had 16 points and keyed a second-half rally for Memphis.
Northern Arizona 58
TUCSON, Ariz. — Kevin Parrom hit a late off-balance jumper for a three-point play and had a superb all-around game, helping Arizona hold off Northern Arizona . Parrom finished with 14 points, five rebounds and four assists for Arizona (9-2).