Missouri Tigers forward Laurence Bowers. (Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports)
Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Jabari Brown netted 22 points and No. 10 Missouri earned its first-ever SEC victory with a convincing 84-68 triumph over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Brown connected on 5-of-7 shots from beyond the arc for the Tigers (12-2, 1-0 SEC), who left the Big 12 after winning the conference's final championship last season.
Alex Oriakhi and Phil Pressey each posted double-doubles, with Oriakhi finishing with 16 points and 10 boards, while Pressey totaled 11 points and 13 assists in the victory, Missouri's eighth straight at home.
Laurence Bowers poured in 16 points, but left the game in the second half with a knee injury and did not return.
Trevor Releford notched a game-high 26 points for the Crimson Tide (8-6, 0-1), who have dropped six of their past eight games.
Rodney Cooper and Devonta Pollard followed with 11 and 10 points, respectively, in defeat.
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