Missouri 100, Texas-Pan American 44

Published Nov. 22, 2009 9:33 p.m. ET

Kim English scored a career-high 25 points and Missouri defeated Texas-Pan American 100-44 Sunday in the opening round of the South Padre Island Invitational. The Tigers (2-0) trailed 8-4 before taking control with 28 unanswered points. Ben Smith led the Broncs (0-4) with 15 points, all on 3-pointers. During Missouri's scoring burst, Pan American missed 12 field goals and two free throws. The Tigers finished the first half on a 46-5 run. Pan American's 13 first-half points were the fewest in Mizzou Arena history. English shot 9 of 12 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Marcus Denmon, who started in place of the injured J.T. Tiller, added 10 points. Pan American shot just 29 percent, and Missouri outrebounded the Broncs 44-27.