Laurence Bowers honored by SEC, Tigers move into top 10

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers drives to the basket during Saturday’s game against Illinois. Bowers, who scored 23 points in the game, was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers drives to the basket during Saturday’s game against Illinois. Bowers, who scored 23 points in the game, was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Photo by The Associated Press.

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week for his performance against Illinois.

Bowers was a big part of the Tigers’ 82-73 victory against the previously unbeaten Illini on Saturday in St. Louis. He scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He also had four assists.

Bowers leads Missouri (10-1) in scoring at 16.9 points per game, and is second in rebounding with 6.7 per game. He leads the team in shooting percentage (57.4) and three-point percentage (56.5).

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