Tigers hammer Vanderbilt
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Jordan Barnett tied a career-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Missouri defeat Vanderbilt 72-52 Saturday.
Kevin Puryear had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Russell Woods added 10 points and five rebounds.
Missouri (7-`7, 2-10 Southeastern Conference) led 35-29 at halftime after shooting 50 percent from 3-point range in the first half. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Kevin Puryear sparked an 11-0 run to give the Tigers a seven-point lead, its largest of the game.
Luke Kornet led the way for Vanderbilt with 11 points and five rebounds. Matthew Fisher-Davis, who entered the game averaging 15.6 points per game, scored just eight points on 1 of 5 shooting. The Commodores (12-13, 5-7) entered the game leading the SEC in 3-pointers made, but struggled from distance, shooting just 21.4 percent (6-28), including 1-for-15 in the second half.