Campus Corner

For 26th time, a trio of Missouri Tigers tops 20 points in one game

Updated: 2014-02-10T00:22:47Z


The Kansas City Star

— For the 26th time in Missouri history, three Tigers topped 20 points in the same game Saturday at Mississippi’s Tad Smith Stadium.

It’s a program record-tying third time it has happened this season. Missouri also turned the trick three times during the 1989-90 and 1991-92 seasons.

Unfortunately, for senior Earnest Ross, who scored 24, junior Jordan Clarkson (23) and junior Jabari Brown (20), it was also only the fifth time in those 26 games that Missouri found itself on the losing end of the game.

The Rebels knocked off the Tigers 91-88 after hanging on to a 15-point halftime lead.

Ross matched his career-high with five three-pointers, which he has now done five times in his college career, on a season-high 14 attempts from deep.

On the other hand, Brown, whose been as red hot as any players in the nation during the last month, only went one of six from three-point range, connecting for his only one with 3 seconds left.

Brown has hit two or more three-pointers in 21 of 23 games this season and has made at least one in 26 consecutive games.

Three Missouri players scoring at least 20 points in one game

Date Opponent Result Players scoring 20+
Dec. 13, 1963Ohio StateW, 85-74Gary Garner (25), Bob Price (20), Ray Bob Carey (20)
Dec. 28, 1973vs. Colorado*W, 89-83Al Eberhard (25), Steve Dangos (24), Gary Link (20)
Feb. 2, 1974OklahomaL, 98-92Al Eberhard (27), Steve Dangos (25), Gary Link (22)
Dec. 8, 1975at RiceW, 94-75Willie Smith (27), Kim Anderson (22), Stan Ray (20)
Jan. 17, 1976KansasW, 99-69Willie Smith (25), Stan Ray (21), Jim Kennedy (21)
Jan. 19, 1977at ColoradoW, 90-83Clay Johnson (39), Scott Sims (23), Kim Anderson (20)
Dec. 27, 1981vs. UAB^W, 98-80Jon Sundvold (22), Marvin McCrary (20), Prince Bridges (20)
March 1, 1986at ColoradoW, 94-86Jeff Strong (28), Derrick Chievous (22), Dan Bingenheimer (21)
Jan. 23, 1988Iowa StateW, 119-93Derrick Chievous (30), Doug Smith (26), Byron Irvin (24)
Jan. 21, 1989Oklahoma StateW, 105-83Byron Irvin (30), Lee Coward (25), Anthony Peeler (22)
Dec. 20, 1989vs. Illinois#L, 101-93Doug Smith (22), Lee Coward (20), Anthony Peeler (20)
Jan. 13, 1990at NebraskaW, 111-95Doug Smith (31), Anthony Peeler (29), Lee Coward (21), Nathan Buntin (21)
Jan. 20, 1990KansasW, 95-87Anthony Peeler (24), Doug Smith (23), Nathan Buntin (22), Lee Coward (20)
Dec. 14, 1991UNLVW, 90-78Anthony Peeler (28), Jeff Warren (24), Jevon Crudup (20)
Dec. 21, 1991Jackson StateW, 99-76Anthony Peeler (26), Jevon Crudup (23), Lamont Frazier (22)
Feb. 9, 1992at OklahomaW, 99-92Melvin Booker (24), Anthony Peeler (22), Jamal Coleman (22)
Dec. 22, 1993vs. Illinois#W, 108-107Jevon Crudup (22), Melvin Booker (21), Lamont Frazier (20)
Feb. 5, 1994at OklahomaW, 104-94Jevon Crudup (25), Mark Atkins (24), Paul O’Liney (20)
March 8, 1996vs. Oklahoma*W, 92-88Jason Sutherland (26), Sammie Haley (23), Derek Grimm (21)
Feb. 28, 1998Kansas StateW, 89-59Tyron Lee (26), Jon Woods (22), Kelly Thames (21)
March 3, 2002KansasL, 95-92Clarence Gilbert (27), Rickey Paulding (23), Kareem Rush (22)
March 16, 2012vs. Norfolk State@L, 86-84Michael Dixon (22), Marcus Denmon (20), Phil Pressey (20)
Feb. 9, 2013MississippiW, 98-79Phil Pressey (22), Alex Oriakhi (22), Keion Bell (21)
Nov. 29, 2013vs. Nevada**W, 83-70Earnest Ross (28), Jabari Brown (24), Jordan Clarkson (21)
Dec. 7, 2013UCLAW, 80-71Jabari Brown (22), Jordan Clarkson (21), Earnest Ross (20)
Feb. 8, 2014at MississippiL, 91-88Earnest Ross (24), Jordan Clarkson (23), Jabari Brown (20)

* in Kansas City; ^ in Los Angeles; # in St. Louis; @ in Omaha, Neb.; ** in Las Vegas

Source: MU historian Tom Orf

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