As for the Bulldogs, they continue to struggle in their first rebuilding season under head coach Rick Ray. The Tigers were looking at a must-win opportunity on the road. Well, using a 34-10 halftime advantage to their disposal, the Tigers rolled past Mississippi State by a final score of 78-36.
A pair of first-year Tigers (by way of transfer) paved the way for head coach Frank Haith, as Keion Bell scored 24 points and Jabari Brown added 20 of his own.
One highlight reel clip in particular virtually summed up this game on Wednesday night as Bell got free in the open court with nobody around. Bell, who is known for his insane athleticism and dunking skills, got up and went 360 in the open court, finishing the dunk with ease.
Take a look at Bell’s 360-dunk below:
Bell was 10-of-16 from the field on Wednesday night, but no two points came any easier than the clip above. With that being said, however, a 360-dunk attempt is not exactly a piece of cake finish.
The win came easy for the Tigers, but tougher tests loom for Missouri down the stretch. At 18-6 overall, the Tigers are likely bound for the NCAA Tournament, although a trap game on the road at Arkansas is scheduled for this weekend.
Missouri needs to secure a road victory as a pair of pivotal conference match-ups are on the docket next week.
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