Hot-shooting Missouri whips Mississippi State

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R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown scored 21 points and Missouri set season bests with 62 percent shooting and 19 assists to whip Mississippi State 85-66 on Saturday.

Jordan Clarkson had 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds and reserve Keanu Post added career bests of 14 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (20-9, 8-8 SEC), who shook off a pair of losses at Georgia and Alabama. The school is 14-2 at home and reached 20 victories for the sixth straight season, dominating against an opponent that entered with an RPI of 223.

A trio of Missouri big men - Post, Torren Jones and Ryan Rosburg - combined to make all 13 shots. Missouri shot just 32 percent its last time out, losing by 15 at Georgia.

Fred Thomas matched his season best with 18 points for Mississippi State (13-16, 3-13), which has lost 11 in a row - eight of them by double digits. The Bulldogs had a season-best 10 3-pointers, four by Thomas and three by Jacoby Davis.

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