Clash of basketball Tigers as Missouri men host Jackson State

Missouri’s Trent Pierce reacts during the second half of Thursday night’s game against Minnesota in Minneapolis. (Star Tribune via the Associated Press)

The Missouri Tigers look for their fourth win of the season today when the host the Jackson State Tigers at Mizzou Arena.

Game time is 5 p.m. (SEC Network-Plus).

Missouri (3-1) is coming off a 70-68 victory Thursday at Minnesota. The Tigers trailed by 20 points with just more than 11 minutes remaining in the game before outscoring the Gophers 31-9 the rest of the way to pick up the win.

Sean East leads Missouri with 16 points per game. Noah Carter is next at 13.3, while Nick Honor is the third Missouri player to average in double figures at 11.8 points per contest.

Jackson State (0-5) is coming off a 72-52 loss Thursday at Tulsa. Ken Evans Jr., a 6-foot-5 senior guard, leads the team in scoring at 18.2 points per game and rebounds with 5.0 per game.

Jackson State is averaging 64.4 points per game, while giving up 84.2.

Missouri and Jackson State have both lost to Memphis. Memphis beat Missouri 70-55 at Mizzou Arena and topped Jackson State 94-77 in Memphis.

Jackson State has not played a home game this season.

Missouri has won all seven previous meetings against Jackson State. All but one have been decided by double digits, that one being an 80-76 victory in 1993.