Posted December 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jabari Brown, playing in his first game since Nov. 17, 2011 when he was a freshman at Oregon, scored 12 points and No. 12 Missouri beat South Carolina State 102-51 on Monday night. Brown, 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard, became eligible at the end of the first semester. He entered the game with 16:01 left in the first half. After a missed 3-pointer, he assisted on a fast-break layup by Negus Webster-Chan. He scored his first points on two free throws with 9:35 remaining. Phil Pressey's jumper 17 seconds into the game gave Missouri (9-1) the lead for good. An 18-2 run midway through the first half gave the Tigers a 31-11 lead with 5:58 left. Matthew Hezekiah led South Carolina State (4-7) with 14 points. Despite not playing for nine days, the Tigers scored 49 points in the first half, representing the team's best this season. Missouri had been shooting 39.6 percent in the first half for the season before its 18-for-33 performance Monday. The team did better in the second half, adding...
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