Davidson jumps on Missouri early, cruises to win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Jack Gibbs scored 25 points and Peyton Aldridge added 21 points and seven rebounds to help lift Davidson to 70-55 win over Missouri during a losers' bracket game of the Tire Pros Invitational on Friday.

The Wildcats bounced back from a deflating loss to Clemson on Thursday with an overwhelming performance against Missouri. Sparked by its 3-point shooting, Davidson jumped out to a 17-point lead early in the first half and never looked back.

Missouri, coming off a tough overtime loss to No.11 Xavier a day earlier, made runs late in the first and second halves but could not an offensive flow to keep up with Davidson.

Davidson converted 44 percent from the field and converted 10 of 30 3-point attempts for the game. Missouri made just 3 of 16 3-pointers for the game.