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Mizzou Basketball Postgame Game Story: Tigers Blast Coastal Carolina

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers came to town for the seventh game of Mizzou’s eight-game home stand to start the season as a heavy underdog after starting the season 2-1. They left as disappointed underdogs, falling 89-51.

There were a handful of star performers tonight. Isiaih Mosley led by 23 points in 10-for-15 shooting, both season-highs for the Missouri State transfer. After taking his time to settle into the roster, Mosley seems to have found his groove offensively.

Kobe Brown added 17 points and seven rebounds. However, D’Moi Hodge played the most complete game of any player. The grad transfer ended with 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists and five steals in another impressive performance.

A 15-0 run within three minutes of the first half put the two teams apart and the Tigers never gave up their lead.

The Tigers played extremely well at both ends of the stage, but Missouri’s offense really stole the show. The Tigers shot 47.2% from the ground in the first half and assisted 14 of 17 buckets made. Eight different Missouri players recorded an assist in the first half, and the defense also forced ten turnovers from Chanticleer.

Mosley led with 14 points in the first half in 6-for-9 shooting while Kobe Brown worked on the color to score ten points. Overall, the energy and intensity of this side jumped off the pitch in the first half.

More of that followed in the second half, and Coastal Carolina failed to make a comeback form as the half progressed. Mosley stayed hot and the team continued to push the ball out in turns at every opportunity.

That was thanks to the Chanticleers’ turnovers, of which they had 27. Their normally prolific offense remained stagnant throughout the game.

Hodge came into play in the second half. He knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 15 of his 24 points in the half. His outside shooting combined with Mosley’s creativity and Brown’s physicality sometimes seemed unstoppable on offense.

The game later became more of a track meet. Mizzou continued to force CCU turnovers, and they immediately exited the switch and made her pay afterwards.

The Tigers rode to a win by track, going 6-0 for the year.

Missouri again recorded over twenty assists, this time with 27. That resulted in a 46.7 shot percentage and 36.4% from 3-point land.

On the other side of the court, the Tigers managed to end a normally explosive Chanticleer offense. They forced CCU to have their worst 27 turnovers of the season, 16 of which were steals.

Coastal Carolina also shot 25% from the floor and had just 14 points in the paint. Mizzou’s defensive intensity was unmatched throughout the game and this team seems to be on the same page at both ends of the arena.

Also, Nick Honor scored his 1,000 in that game. point as a college basketball player.

Missouri will host Houston Christian (1-5) on Saturday to close the home stand. The game can be viewed at 11:00 am CST on the SEC Network.

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