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SEC honors MU’s Brown, Tigers to play at Arkansas

by News Tribune | January 12, 2022 at 12:28 a.m.
Missouri’s Kobe Brown (center) has the ball knocked away by Alabama’s Noah Burley (left) and JD Davison during last Saturday’s game at Mizzou Arena. (Associated Press)

Missouri junior forward Kobe Brown was named the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball player of the week, the league announced Monday.

Brown is the first Tiger to receive the SEC men’s basketball weekly honor since Dru Smith was named player of the week Feb. 8, 2021.

In Saturday’s 92-86 home win against then-No. 15 Alabama, Brown recorded his fifth double-double of the season, leading Missouri with a career-high 30 points to go with 13 rebounds. Brown shot 9-of-13 from the floor, making a pair of 3-pointers.

Through 14 games this season, Brown leads the Tigers with 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. He ranks third in the SEC in both rebounding average and shooting percentage (52.4 percent).

Missouri’s win against Alabama was the team’s first victory against an Associated Press Top 25 program this season.

Missouri (7-7, 1-1 SEC) plays today at Arkansas (10-5, 0-3). Tip-off is at 8 p.m. on SEC Network.

After opening the season 9-0, the Razorbacks have dropped five of their last six games.

Arkansas is averaging 80.1 points per game, ranked No. 29 in the nation. Missouri is giving up an average of 71.8 points, 219th in the country. 

The Tigers have lost their last three games away from Mizzou Arena by an average score of 83.7-55.3.

JD Notae (6-foot-2, sr., guard) leads Arkansas with 18.9 points per game, one of five Razorbacks averaging in double figures. He also pulls down 4.7 rebounds and averages 2.8 steals.

Chris Lykes (11.3), Au-Diese Toney (11.2), Stanley Umude (10.5) and Davonte Davis (10.1) are the other double-digit scorers for the Razorbacks this season..

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