Johnathan Williams III
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia
▪ TV/RADIO: No TV (available online on SEC Network+ via WatchESPN); KMBZ (980 AM)
▪ ABOUT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (3-3): The Redhawks have size and experience in the frontcourt led by senior forwards Jarekious Barkley and Nino Johnson, who combined for 29.8 points and 11.5 per game. Johnson also has 15 blocks and 14 steals in six games, while Barkley is Southeast Missouri’s top perimeter shooter at 46.4 percent (13 of 28 on three-pointers). Sophomore Antonius Cleveland brings athleticism and size to the backcourt.
▪ ABOUT MISSOURI (3-3): Missouri finished seventh at the Maui Invitational, beating only host Chaminade. The Tigers are 7-0 all-time against the Redhawks, but coach Kim Anderson’s squad knows better than to take a smaller in-state school lightly after a season-opening loss against UMKC. Freshman guard Namon Wright is coming off a career-high 21 points on seven-of-seven shooting, including four three-pointers. If sophomore forward Johnathan Williams III, who is expected to play after leaving the win against Chaminade early, suffers another setback, Wright’s production remains more important.
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