Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 1/16/13
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's second game without Laurence Bowers went a lot better than the first. Alex Oriakhi had 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting, eight rebounds and four blocks without the 6-foot-9 Bowers as an inside complement to help the 17th-ranked Tigers rebound from their biggest loss of the season with a 79-62 victory over Georgia on Wednesday night. "I knew it was a game where I had to demand the ball and post up strong," Oriakhi said. "I knew I had an advantage inside and my teammates did a great job of finding me, and when they missed shots I did my best to clean it up." Coach Frank Haith said he wasn't sure if Bowers, who leads Missouri with a 16.8-point average and is second with 6.9 rebounds, would be ready Saturday at No. 10 Florida. Bowers has a sprained right knee. "Oh, he's doing great, he's actually doing really well," Haith said. "We got some really good news at how it's coming along. I still don't know that he'll play Saturday, but we're really pleased w...
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