(AP) -- Missouri hopes it learned enough of a lesson from its last contest to be able to win without its leading scorer.
With Laurence Bowers out at least one more game, the No. 17 Tigers look to bounce back from their first SEC loss and keep visiting Georgia winless in the league Wednesday night.
Missouri (12-3, 1-1) looked lost without Bowers, averaging 16.8 points per game, in a 64-49 defeat at Mississippi on Saturday. With the senior forward just watching due to a sprained MCL suffered in an 84-68 win over Alabama last Tuesday, the Tigers shot 36.8 percent and posted a point total 29.9 below their season average.
"It's part of the game and we aren't going to make excuses, but it is difficult (without Bowers)," said coach Frank Haith, whose Missouri teams are 7-0 in games immediately following losses.
Though the Tigers hope to have Bowers back for Saturday's showdown at No. 10 Florida, they first must find a way to play better with him on the bench Wednesday. Jabari Brown had...