By: Melanie Rau
On Sunday night at Mizzou Arena, the Missouri Tigers Men’s Basketball Team demolished the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 99-44. This is the most points the Tigers have scored in a single game since 2012. With almost 4,000 fans in attendance, the Missouri Tigers won their Home Opener. Several players stood out in this game including Freshman Frankie Hughes, Senior Russell Woods, Freshman Willie Jackson, Sophomore Cullen Vanleer and Sophomore K.J. Walton.
Freshman guard Frankie Hughes led the team with 23 points. His former teammate from high school, Freshman forward Willie Jackson had 11 points in the win. Senior forward Russell Woods had 12 points. Sophomore guards Cullen Vanleer and K.J. Walton both had 9 points. Senior forward Russell Woods had 12 points, second to only Frankie Hughes.
The Tigers’ offense dominated most of the game. The Bulldogs had many good chances, but they failed to score when they had the opportunities. The Tigers held the Bulldogs to only 23 percent field goal shooting in the first half and 32 percent in the second half of the game. In the end though, it was Mizzou’s offense that put them over the top and guaranteed the win for Kim Anderson’s Tigers team. Their next game is Thursday November 17th at noon in Orlando, Florida. It is part of the 3 game 2016 Tire Pros Invitational tournament.