Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/16/12
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(AP) -- Before Laurence Bowers and his teammates head off to the Bahamas, the senior forward is hoping to see a more complete effort from Missouri. Bowers and the 14th-ranked Tigers will try to deliver that performance during Friday night's matchup with visiting Nicholls State. While it hasn't made too much of a difference in the final score, Missouri (2-0) hasn't gotten off to an ideal start in each of its first two games. The Tigers trailed Southern Illinois-Edwardsville for much of the first half in Saturday's season opener before pulling away for an 83-69 win and never led by more than seven in the opening 20 minutes of Tuesday's 91-54 rout of Alcorn State. "It was a sense of us being lethargic," Bowers said. "Coach got under us, and we came out in the second half playing with a fire under us. And we ended up playing great. That halftime speech was a spark. "Next game, I said in the huddle, we need to put two halves together and I think that's what we're going to do. We're g...
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