After struggling on the road during the Southeastern Conference season, the Tigersgot their first road win in its new conference Wednesday against Mississippi State.
Missouri (18-6 , 7-4 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (7-16, 2-9 SEC) by a score of 78-36 Wednesday night. The win was Missouri's first after losing four straight games on the road to start their first season in the SEC. Missouri jumped out to a 14-0 lead to start the game, bolstered by the performance of junior guard Jabari Brown, who scored 8 of his 20 points in the first nine minutes of the game. Senior guard Keion Bell scored a game high 24 points off 10-16 shooting.
Mississippi State failed to get their offense going early, and by the end of the game only one player, Trivante Bloodman, managed to score in double figures.
Wednesday's game kicked off a two week stretch where the Tigers play four games in two weeks with three coming on the road, where Missouri has struggled all season.
Missouri's next game will be Saturday Feb. 16 against Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena.