Bowers leads No. 15 Missouri to exhibition win

Laurence Bowers had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 15

Missouri to a 115-74 victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday

night in the Tigers’ final exhibition game.

It was close for most of the first half as the Tigers managed

just an eight-point halftime lead. Missouri came out of the break

with an 18-4 run to pull away for good.

Reserve Michael Dixon added 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the

Tigers, who shot 56 percent from the field and reached the

triple-digit mark for the second time in as many games this

preseason.

Freshman guard Jonathan Sharpless led the Lions with 15 points,

connecting on all four of his 3-point attempts.

Missouri will begin the regular season at home against Western

Illinois on Nov. 18.