COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 31 points and Jabari Brown added 17 to lift Missouri past Southern Illinois 72-59 Tuesday night.
Clarkson, Brown and Earnest Ross combined for 59 points as the rest of the Tigers only shot 5-of-11 from the field. After trading baskets through the first half, the Tigers (2-0) used a 10-4 run in the opening 3:32 after the break for a 45-38 lead and some breathing room.
Missouri won its 20th consecutive game at home, this time in front of a half-filled Mizzou Arena after a late tip time. The Tigers haven't lost to a non-conference opponent on their own floor since the 2005-06 opener, a span of 75 games.
Pitchford leads Nebraska past Western Illinois
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Walter Pitchford scored all 14 of his points in the first half to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers defeated Western Illinois 62-47 on Tuesday night to give Tim Miles his 300th coaching victory.
The Huskers (2-0) played their second game without the suspended Ray Gallegos but had no problem against an opponent picked to finish fourth in the Summit League. They led by 23 points in the middle of the second half in a solid follow-up to their 24-point win over Florida Gulf Coast in last Friday's opener.
Terran Petteway had 13 points and nine rebounds, Shavon Shields added 13 points and reserve Leslee Smith had 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.
Chicago State outlasts Jacksonville State
Quinton Pippen scored 20 points and drained a late 3-pointer to help Chicago State hold off Jacksonville State 79-75 Tuesday night.
The Cougars (2-1) used an 11-2 run to jump out to a 38-21 lead in the first half, but Jacksonville State surged late to cut their deficit to eight at the break.
The Gamecocks (0-3) climbed back to tie the game at 65 with 9:16 remaining. Matt Ross made a layup and a 3-pointer to put Chicago State up by five, but Jacksonville once again tied it up with a triple by Brian Williams and two free throws from D.J. Felder.
Tennessee Tech trips Loyola
COOKVILLE, Tenn. -- Dennis Ogbe scored 13 points to lead four players in double figures as Tennesee Tech turned back Loyola of Chicago 74-69 Tuesday night.
Reserves Ladon Carter and Ty Allen added 12 and 11, respectively, for the Golden Eagles (1-1) and Jeremiah Samarrippas had 10.
Freshman Milton Doyle, who originally signed with Kansas before returning home, had a career-high 23 for the Ramblers (1-1). Christian Thomas added 18 and Jeff White 12.
Bradley beats Central Michigan
PEORIA -- Walt Lemon, Jr. had 20 points, eight boards and five assists on Tuesday night and Bradley dominated the boards to beat Central Michigan 80-70.
Bradley outrebounded Central Michigan 50-28. The 50 rebounds were the most by the Braves since they had 56 against Wichita State Dec. 30, 2005. The Braves led by 17 early in the second half and coasted from there.
Lemon became the 31st player in Bradley history to reach 1,200 career points. Tyshon Pickett added 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Braves (3-0).
Illinois State falls to Drexel