Missouri tops Central Missouri (VIDEO)

Missouri’s Jabari Brown dribbles around Central Missouri’s Jon Gilliam during the first half of Friday night’s exhibition game at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri’s Jabari Brown dribbles around Central Missouri’s Jon Gilliam during the first half of Friday night’s exhibition game at Mizzou Arena. Photo by The Associated Press.

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Mizzou Network: Mizzou vs. Central Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Tigers trailed the Central Missouri Mules by two points with just seven minutes left in the game, but they used a 25-10 scoring edge down the stretch to win 92-79.

The Mules led the exhibition contest for the majority of the second half and matched their biggest edge of the game at 65-57 when T.J. White made a layup with 9:59 left.

But Missouri went on an 8-0 spurt, keyed by two 3-pointers by Earnest Ross and a layup by Johnathan Williams to tie it.

The game was tied twice more after that, before the Tigers took the lead for good when Jabari Brown nailed a 3 with 6:43 left that made it 70-69.

The 13-point margin of victory was the biggest lead for either team in the game.

Central Missouri, which took its biggest lead of the first half at 43-35, held a 45-43 edge at intermission.

Ross pumped in a game-high 25 points for Missouri, while Jordan Clarkson was close behind with 24. Brown had 19 and Williams had eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

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