Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Laurence Bowers poured in 20 points and
grabbed seven rebounds as No. 15 Missouri dropped SIU-Edwardsville, 83-69, in
the season opener for both teams.
Phil Pressey scored 19 points to go with nine assists and five boards, while
Negus Webster-Chan contributed 11 points off the bench for Missouri (1-0),
which went 30-5 last year, earning a a No. 2 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament
before being upset by No. 15 seed Norfolk State.
Jerome Jones drained five 3-pointers en route to a team-high 17 points for
SIU-Edwardsville (0-1), which played its inaugural season as a member of the
Ohio Valley Conference last year, and went 10-17 overall.
Michael Messer scored 13 points off the bench, while Kris Davis and Maurice
Wiltz scored 11 points apiece in the setback.
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