• Key play: Southeast Missouri’s Tyler Stone missed, got the rebound and scored on the stick back for the final basket of the first half. Enough time for Mizzou to get off a shot, and Phil Pressey missed near the basket. That sequence summed up the fortunes of both teams at the break.
• Key stat: The Redhawks shot 55 percent from the floor.
• Key play: Bowers banked hook shot with about 11 minutes remaining gave the Tigers their first lead of the half, and they never trailed again.
• Key stat: Mizzou outscored the Redhawks 46-20 in the second half, dominating on both ends of the floor.
Southeast Missouri coach Dickie Nutt called the game his team’s “Super Bowl.” But the Redhawks weren’t going to roll over against the higher-profile competition. “We came in with the mentality that this was a winnable game, if we played well for 40 minutes,” Nutt said.
• The Tigers’ next opponent also is from the Ohio Valley Conference, Tennessee State on Saturday. Tipoff is 2 p.m.
• Two players who didn’t start —Tony Criswell and Keion Bell — started the second half. Coach Frank Haith said he liked the energy both players brought to the first half.