COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Kevin Puryear scored 13 points to go with eight rebounds as Missouri defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-25 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
It’s the lowest scoring total by a Missouri opponent since the Tigers defeated Iowa State 36-25 on Jan. 3, 1947.
Wes Clark added 11 points, two rebounds and three assists, shooting 3 of 5 from 3-point range. Clark has made seven 3-pointers in the last two games after making only eight in Missouri’s first 10 games.
Jakeenan Gant had seven points and a team-best 11 rebounds, aiding the Tigers on their way to a 56-30 rebounding margin, their largest of the season.
Russell Woods made his first career start for Missouri (6-6), scoring six points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 15 minutes. His rebound total matches his career high he had in Missouri’s 68-63 loss to Illinois last Wednesday. The Golden Lions fell to 2-12.