Big second half sends Missouri past Northwestern

LAS VEGAS - Jordan Clarkson led four Missouri players in double figures with 21 points, and the Tigers erased a five-point halftime deficit to beat Northwestern 78-67 in the Las Vegas Invitational on Thanksgiving night.

Missouri (6-0) trailed 39-34 at the break, but opened the second half on a 14-0 run and never looked back. The Tigers outscored Northwestern 44-28 in the second half.

Jabari Brown added 15 points for Missouri, while Ryan Rosburg and Johnathan Williams III each scored 14 points.

The Tigers wrap up play in Las Vegas with a 7:30 contest Friday night against Nevada.