COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Noah Carter had six of Missouri’s 16 3-pointers and scored 28 points to lead the Tigers to a 92-85 win over Penn on Friday night.
The game was 43 at halftime and 67 with 6 1/2 minutes to go when Tre Gomillion hit a 3-pointer for Missouri. After Clark Slajchert scored for the Quakers, Nick Honor nailed a 3-pointer to start a 13-2 run and take the lead to 83-71 with 2:44 minutes left.
From there, Missouri made 9 of 10 free throws to stop Penn, who had four 3s to keep the pressure on.
D’Moi Hodge had 17 points, Honor 16 and Gomillion 11 for the Tigers, turning a plus-10 turnover into a 19-9 advantage.
Slajchert finished with 21 points, Jordan Dingle 18 and Jonah Charles 11 for the Quakers (0-2), who also scored 16 3-pointers.
Ken Brown had the first and last 3-pointers as Missouri opened the game with four triples for a 12-0 lead. The Tigers’ first six baskets came from long range, half from Carter.
The Quakers slammed back on a 14-0 run to take a 21-20 lead that Ed Holland III topped with a 3-point and a three-point game 15 seconds apart. The game was tied at 43 at half.
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