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Missouri Tigers at Iowa State: Tipoff time, TV, projected lineups and a prediction

Cuonzo Martin on Tigers win over Central Arkansas

Missouri Tigers head coach Cuonzo Martin talks about the teams 68-55 win over Central Arkansas.
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Missouri Tigers head coach Cuonzo Martin talks about the teams 68-55 win over Central Arkansas.

Missouri Tigers at Iowa State Cyclones

When/Where: Friday 6 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum

TV/Radio: Cyclone TV, Mediacom 22 (in Columbia); KMBZ (98.1 FM)

Projected Lineups:

P

No.

Missouri

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

G

13

Mark Smith

6-4

So.

19

G

15

Jordan Geist

6-2

Sr.

5

F

4

Javon Pickett

6-4

Fr.

7

F

24

Kevin Puryear

6-7

Sr.

2

C

23

Jeremiah Tilmon

6-10

So.

16

P

No.

Iowa State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

G

11

Talen Horton-Tucker

6-2

Fr.

6

G

5

Lindell Wigginton

6-2

So.

13

G

1

Nick Weiler-Babb

6-5

Sr.

5

G

3

Marial Shayok

6-6

Sr.

14

F

12

Michael Jacobson

6-9

Jr.

17

About Missouri (1-0): Missouri took care of business on Tuesday with a 68-55 win over Central Arkansas but struggled to get offensive production from players not named Mark Smith or Jeremiah Tilmon. Kevin Puryear had just two points and fellow senior Jordan Geist had five. Tilmon was on the floor for 26 minutes after averaging 19 minutes a game last year due to foul trouble. Freshman Javon Pickett looked decent in his first career start, tallying seven points and four rebounds. Missouri will need a lot more offensive firepower if it wants to hold its own in Ames.

About Iowa State (1-0): Steve Prohm’s team was picked ninth in a loaded Big 12 this season and is considered by many national analysts to be a bubble team for the Big Dance. The Cyclones have Talen Horton-Tucker, a former teammate at Simeon in Chicago with MU point Xavier Pinson, who can stretch the floor and score at will. Virginia transfer Marial Shayok is a physical presence who had 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting in ISU’s 79-53 win over Alabama State earlier this week. Cuonzo Martin told reporters Thursday that sophomore guard Lindell Wigginton “is always in attack mode.”

Prediction: Iowa State 67, Missouri 60 - The Tigers struggle to slow down the Clones’ multidimensional offense but are able to keep the game interesting late in the second half. Kevin Puryear rebounds from a tough start, but Missouri doesn’t do enough to go home with the win.

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Alex Schiffer

Alex Schiffer covers University of Missouri athletics for The Star.

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