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COLUMBIA, Mo. Missouris Phil Pressey was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after pouring in a career high 26 points to lead the Tigers to a thrilling 66-64 win over Bucknell.
The Preseason SEC Player of the Year, Pressey currently ranks among the nations Top 10 in assists per game (7.2) and fueled Missouris offense on Saturday, hitting 10-of-22 shots, including a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from three-point range in the second half.
Pressey also dished five assists and is now tied with Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Larry Drew for third on the schools career assists list with 433.
The Dallas native is the second Tiger to earn SEC Player of the Week honors from the league office. Laurence Bowers won the award on Dec. 24 after leading Missouri to a Bud Light Braggin Rights win over Illinois.
Pressey leads the SEC in assists per game and ranks second on the club in scoring (13.8 ppg). He is averaging 22.5 points and 12.0 assists over his last two games.
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Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points and Laurence Bowers added 16 to help No. 12 Missouri get by Bucknell 66-64 on Saturday.
Pressey missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 10.3 seconds remaining, setting off a frenzied final few seconds. Bucknell's Mike Muscala went to the free throw line with 1.9 seconds left and missed both shots. Stefan Jankovic of Missouri rebounded...
Coach: Frank Haith (1 season at Missouri 30-5) Overall 159-106, 8 years
2011-12: Record 30-5 overall, 14-4 in Big East (2nd)
Starters Returning (1) Phil Pressey
Preseason Tournament: Battle of Atlantis
Top Non-Conference Games: at UCLA, vs. Illinois
Transfer In : Alex Oriakhi (Uconn eligible right away), Jordan Clarkson (Tulsa)
Transfer Out: Kadeem Green (Ohio)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Earlier in the season, Frank Haith acknowledged that Missouri's offense ran through Laurence Bowers.
For the third consecutive game, Phil Pressey dictated the pace in the second half and put the 12th-ranked Tigers in position to win. Unlike its last game, a 3-point overtime loss at UCLA, Missouri scored down the stretch Saturday and managed...
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Jabari Brown hit a career-high five straight 3-pointers after an early miss and Phil Pressey responded from a shaky first half with 11 points and 13 assists, leading No. 10 Missouri to an 84-68 victory over Alabama in its SEC debut Tuesday night.
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