University of Missouri

Missouri notebook: Tigers make eight of 12 three-pointers

Updated: 2013-11-09T04:48:49Z

First half

•  Key play: The Tigers loved the long ball in the half, but the best play was an Earnest Ross bounce pass through traffic that Ryan Rosburg collected and finished for a three-point play with about 8 minutes left in the half.

•  Key stat: Missouri made eight of 12 three-pointers.

Second half

•  Key play: Not really key, but Wes Clark realized the shot clock was about the sound when he slung up a deep three with 2 minutes remaining to give Mizzou an 86-49 lead. If not that one, how about Corey Haith’s three-pointer to conclude the game’s scoring?

•  Key stat: Not a big deal, especially in a blowout, but Mizzou was credited with only four assists on 16 second-half field goals.

Career first for Rosburg

Sophomore forward Ryan Rosburg made the first start of his career, chipping in seven points on three of four shooting in 15 minutes. He got the call instead of Keanau Post, who had started the two exhibition games.

“I don’t really care who starts, I just want to be on the floor during crunch time, when the game’s on the line,” Rosburg said. “Whether coach wants me to start or come of the bench, I don’t mind as long as I’m contributing and helping us win.”

| Blair Kerkhoff

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