Mark Smith finished with a season-high 21 points.
Both the men’s and women’s teams have earned one commitment from the class of 2020.
Dru Smith finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
The big man has focused on becoming more of a leader in his senior season.
Torrence Watson, Javon Pickett and Xavier Pinson scored a combined 21.4 points per game last year.
Tilmon had 16 points and seven rebounds in the blowout win.
Two different basketball teams enter season with high hopes
The Tigers overcame a slow first half to beat Central Missouri 80-56.
Missouri have had five NCAA Tournament appearances in the past 10 seasons.
The junior was 1-7 shooting during the opening half.
Mitchell Smith looks to be a key part of the offense with his combination of height and shooting ability.
The 5-star point guard had narrowed down his options to UNC and Missouri on Sept. 25.
Mitchell Smith and Torrence Watson also talked about improving their leadership skills this offseason.
The 19-year-old tore was sidelined this season with a combo of ligament tears.
Early season adversity led to late season struggles, landing the Tigers near the bottom of the SEC at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 season.
A team spokesman confirmed the MU sophomore’s injury, but could not provide further details.
A 25-point performance by senior Jordan Geist was closely trailed by a 20-point game from freshman Torrence Watson.
Jordan Geist had a game-high 25 points in his final game for Missouri.
Xavier Pinson scored 15 points while Mitchell Smith shot 3-for-3 from the field with three steals.
Jordan Geist scored a career-high 30 points in the opening round of the SEC Tournament, one-third of which came from the charity stripe.