Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:41 PM by KOMU 8 Sports
Updated: Feb 8, 2013 9:42 PM
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers will put their perfect home record on the line Saturday when the Ole Miss Rebels visit Mizzou Arena.
Mizzou is 13-0 at home this season and 29-1 at home under head coach Frank Haith. The Tigers will try to avenge a Jan. 12 road loss to the Rebels in which the team was held to a season-low 49 points. Mizzou is 1-1 under Haith in return games against teams it previously lost to on the road.
Mizzou will receive a boost this time around with senior forward Laurence Bowers. Bowers, the Tigers' leading scorer, didn't play in the matchup earlier this season, the first of five he missed with a knee injury. Since returning, Bowers has averaged 9.7 points per game, including a 7-point game against Texas A&M on Feb. 7.
For the Rebels, Marshall Henderson leads the SEC in scoring and Murphy Holloway leads the league in rebounding.
The Tigers will look to center Alex Oriakhi to contain Holloway and help maintain Mizzou's status as one of the 7th best rebounding team in the country. The Tigers have outrebounded 18-of-22 opponents this season.
Ole Miss has won three of its last four on the road but has dropped two of its last three overall. With a win, the Tigers will move to 6-4 in the conference and into a possible tie for third place. At 7-3, Ole Miss sits in second place in the SEC and can move into a tie for first place with a win.
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Posted 5:34 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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