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Mizzou looks for rebound tonight, hosting SIU-Edwardsville

Missouri men’s basketball is set to conclude its three-game homestand with a match against SIU Edwardsville on Monday night at 7 p.m. at Mizzou Arena, broadcast on SEC Network+.

Key Points:

  • Mizzou split its first two games, defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff and falling to Memphis. Five Tigers are scoring in double figures.
  • SIU Edwardsville also split its first two games, losing to Dayton and defeating North Park. Shamar Wright scored 29 points in Thursday’s win.
  • Missouri leads the series against SIUE, winning all three previous contests. Last season, Missouri defeated SIUE 105-80.
  • Missouri has a strong historical record against Ohio Valley Conference schools, with a 40-1 all-time record.
  • Senior Sean East II has started the season strongly, leading the team in scoring in both of the first two games, averaging 17.5 points.
  • Scoring at least 70 points has been a significant factor for Mizzou under Coach Gates, with a perfect 24-0 record when reaching that benchmark.
  • The importance of the 3-point shot continues for Missouri, with a 25-3 record when making at least seven triples in a game.
  • Nick Honor, one of the SEC’s best 3-point shooters, leads MU with six made triples, hitting 46.2 percent.
  • Mizzou has a depth of scoring options, with five players currently scoring in double figures.
  • The Tigers play at a quick pace, averaging just 13.9 seconds per offensive possession, ranking 10th in the country.

Missouri will look to secure a win against SIU Edwardsville and build momentum in the early part of the season.