No. 13 Missouri 81, Oral Roberts 62
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Laurence Bowers scored 17 points and No. 13 Missouri avenged last season’s defeat to Oral Roberts with an 81-62 victory Thursday night.
Marcus Denmon added 16 points for the Tigers (9-1), who used an 18-2 run in taking a 13-point halftime lead. Missouri held Oral Roberts to 26 percent shooting from the field.
Missouri lost 60-59 at Oral Roberts on Dec. 9, 2009 on a layup by Kansas City native Micahel Craion with .9 seconds to go as the fans rushed the court.
The Tigers were without starting point guard Michael Dixon who was suspended indefinitely Wednesday after violating an undisclosed team rule. No timetable has been set for his return.
No. 18 Memphis 70, Austin Peay 68, OT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Crawford scored six of his 18 points in overtime, Charles Carmouche had 16 points and keyed a second-half rally and No. 18 Memphis beat Austin Peay 70-68 on Thursday night.
Austin Peay had the ball out of bounds with .7 seconds left in overtime, but couldn’t get off a shot, although the Governors’ bench was calling for a foul on the play.
TyShwan Edmondson led the Governors (6-6) with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Melvin Baker finished with 17 points and 11 boards.