Tigers cruise

Post 114-60 win over Harris-Stowe

Harris-Stowe's Bruce Jacobs, center, loses control of the ball as he splits Missouri's Ricky Kreklow, right, and Phil Pressey, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Harris-Stowe's Bruce Jacobs, center, loses control of the ball as he splits Missouri's Ricky Kreklow, right, and Phil Pressey, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) Photo by The Associated Press.

Laurence Bowers scored 23 points and Kim English added 18 as No. 15 Missouri rolled past Harris-Stowe 114-60 in their exhibition opener Friday night.

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Harris-Stowe’s Bruce Jacobs (center) gets squeezed by Missouri defenders (from left) Steve Moore, Ricardo Ratliffe and John Underwood during the first half of Friday’s exhibition game in Columbia.

The Tigers used a 20-6 run to end the first half and pull away from the overmatched Hornets who couldn’t overcome the 59-27 halftime deficit. Missouri never trailed in the blowout victory, shooting 45 percent from the field, including 41 percent from 3-point range.

The Tigers had five players finish in double figures and a swarming Missouri defense harassed the Hornets into 27 turnovers, 16 on steals.

Newcomer Ricardo Ratliffe had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Missouri, while freshman point guard Phil Pressey added 12 points and seven assists.

Robert Mumphard led Harris-Stowe with 13 points on 4-for-10 shooting.

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