Posted: Feb 19, 2014 9:23 PM by Jonathan Casey, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Feb 19, 2014 10:33 PM
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers overcame 33.3% shooting Vanderbilt 67-64 Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri now improves their record to 19-7 and 7-6 in SEC play.With Jabari Brown struggling in the game, Jordan Clarkson led the charge for the Tigers, scoring 21 points, five rebounds, and dishing out five assists.
Despite averaging 41.3 points in the first half in their last three games, Vanderbilt held Missouri to only 20 points.
"The tempo was probably more favorable to us. The second half of the game sped up and we had a harder time guarding them. We were able to score, but not at the level they did," said Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings.
That's why they play 40 minutes! Missouri finished strong going 6-8 behind the arch after the intermission. Picking up the slack, Earnest Ross put up 16 points hitting 4-8 three pointers in the game. Brown averaging 23.9 points per game was held to only ten points Wednesday night.
Freshman, Damian Jones, carried Vanderbilt throughout the game notching 19 points and seven rebounds. Shelby Moats came off the bench and helped their cause by hitting two big three pointers. Moats ended with eight points with only playing four minutes on the court.
The Tigers continue their survive and advance type schedule when they travel to Tuscaloosa Saturday to take on Alabama.