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

02/09/2014 6:22 PM

02/09/2014 6:22 PM

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