Tigers Overwhelm Bulldogs 89-61

Missouri win infront of largest home crowd of the season

On Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena ("The Woodchipper"), the Missouri Tigers (11-3) overwhelmed the Georgia Bulldogs (7-5) in front of the largest home crowd (13336) of the young season, and extended their home win streak to 28 with an impressive win by the final score of 89-61.


The Tigers showed up wearing their hard hats, and fired up "The Woodchipper" early, with a tough-mindedness and defensive intensity that harassed and disrupted Georgia, and translated onto the offensive end, resulting in sharing the basketball and getting high percentage shots.  Missouri had 25 assists on 35 made baskets.  The Tigers, playing their "brand of basketball", assaulted the Bulldogs in waves, turning Georgia over 23 times, and attacked the basket relentlessly, in transition and in the half court.  The Tigers also attacked the glass, out rebounding the bigger Bulldogs 29-27.  Georgia's best player, Trey Thompkins, picked up two early fouls, and spent much of the game on the bench, fouling out with 6:37 remaining in the game, with 9 points and 5 rebounds in 16 minutes.  The ultra-athletic Travis Leslie led Georgia with 18 points.


Coach Anderson talked about the atmosphere inside Mizzou Arena. "There was a little electricity in the building. It's amazing, when you put people in here, how it takes our guys up another level............ The more you have in here, I think the better we play, it seems like."


Coach Anderson continued, talking about his team's performance.  "As a coach, it's hard to argue with what took place tonight........... Our defense really caused some problems for Georgia............ Our guys came, and they brought it.  I thought they attacked the glass offensively and defensively.  We moved the basketball.  We shared the basketball............. We stayed with them on the boards.  We turned them over.  We didn't turn it over ourselves.  We get 25 assists.  I'll tell you what, you're going to win a lot of games like that!"


The Tigers' starting line-up included the more veteran players, including all four of Missouri's upper class-men.  When the next five, which featured 4 sophomores and freshman Mike Dixon, piled onto the court, they seemed to turn it up another notch, and be even more disruptive.  Coach Anderson inserted emerging 11th man, Tyler Stone with about 4 minutes remaining in the game, and it was encouraging to see that, initially at least, Stone appeared to be very interested in defending.  Coach Anderson finally cleared his bench with over 2 minutes to go, as all 13 Missouri players saw the floor.


Laurence Bowers played almost flawlessly, as he scored a career-high 23 points, 17 in the first half.  Marcus Denmon tossed in 13, as Missouri's bench outscored Georgia's 54-16.  Keith Ramsey played remarkably well.  As usual, his line of 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks, and 2 steals only begins to tell the story of his impact on the game.

Box Score 
Georgia 61


  Total 3-point  Rebounds


## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min


33  Thompkins, Trey  f  3-3  0-0  3-5  2-3  5  5  9  0  1  0  0  16 
34  Jackson, Albert  c  2-2  0-0  2-2  2-3  5  1  6  1  0  3  0  25 
01  Leslie, Travis  g  7-12  0-0  4-6  3-2  5  3  18  1  4  1  0  22 
03  Ware, Dustin  g  2-4  0-1  0-0  0-0  0  1  4  1  6  0  1  23 
10  McPhee, Ricky  g  3-7  2-5  0-0  0-1  1  1  8  0  5  0  0  27 
02  Mayfield, Demario  -  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-1  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  11 
04  Barnes, Chris  -  1-1  0-0  2-3  1-4  5  1  4  0  3  0  1  18 
05  Anyaorah, Ebuka  -  1-5  0-1  2-2  0-0  0  1  4  0  2  0  0  21 
11  Williams, Vincent  -  1-4  0-1  0-1  0-1  1  2  2  2  1  0  0  17 
41  Zlovaric, Drazen  -  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3 
50  Price, Jeremy  -  2-4  0-0  2-2  0-1  1  0  6  1  1  1  0  17 
TM  TEAM  -  -  -  -  1-2  3  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 
  Totals..............  -  22-42  2-8  15-21  9-18  27  17  61  6  23  5  2  200 
52.4%  25.0%  71.4% 
Team summary:  FG 3FG FT


1st Half:  12-23  0-1  4-6 
52.2%  0.0%  66.7% 
2nd Half:  10-19  2-7  11-15 
52.6%  28.6%  73.3%

 
Missouri 89


  Total 3-point  Rebounds


## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min


15  RAMSEY, Keith  f  3-5  0-0  1-2  4-1  5  1  7  1  0  3  2  23 
23  SAFFORD, Justin  f  3-8  0-0  0-0  0-3  3  3  6  0  2  0  1  18 
04  TILLER, J.T.  g  4-7  0-1  3-3  0-1  1  0  11  7  1  0  3  19 
11  TAYLOR, Zaire  g  2-3  0-1  0-1  1-1  2  3  4  5  1  0  3  21 
24  ENGLISH, Kim  g  2-8  1-3  2-4  0-3  3  2  7  1  1  0  2  20 
03  PAUL, Miguel  -  1-3  0-0  2-2  1-0  1  1  4  5  0  0  2  20 
10  DIXON, Michael  -  3-4  2-3  0-0  0-1  1  2  8  2  2  0  0  17 
12  DENMON, Marcus  -  4-9  3-6  2-2  1-1  2  0  13  1  1  0  2  17 
21  BOWERS, Laurence  -  11-14  1-1  0-0  3-0  3  1  23  1  1  1  1  20 
25  SUTTON, Jarrett  -  0-2  0-2  0-0  0-0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2 
32  MOORE, Steve  -  0-0  0-0  2-2  0-1  1  4  2  2  0  0  0  16 
33  STONE, Tyler  -  2-2  0-0  0-0  1-0  1  1  4  0  0  0  0  5 
35  UNDERWOOD, John  -  0-0  0-0  0-0  1-1  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  2 
TM  TEAM  -  -  -  -  2-2  4  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 
  Totals..............  -  35-65  7-17  12-16  14-15  29  19  89  25  9  4  16  200 
53.8%  41.2%  75.0% 
Team summary:  FG 3FG FT


1st Half:  19-29  3-8  5-8 
65.5%  37.5%  62.5% 
2nd Half:  16-36  4-9  7-8 
44.4%  44.4%  87.5% 
Score by Periods  1st  2nd  Total   
Georgia  28  33  61  Record: (7-5) 
Missouri  46  43  89  Record: (11-3)


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