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Last year, Southeast Missouri trailed Mizzou by just two points at half. Frank Haith wishes it was that good Monday night. SEMO, thanks to an 8-for-15 effort from downtown in the first half, led the Tigers 45-35 after 20 minutes inside Mizzou Arena. Laurence Bowers helped rescue Mizzou in the second half, so the 12th-ranked Tigers avoided an embarrassing home non-conference loss.Bowers scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Missouri pulled away in the second half to beat the Redhawks 81-65 Tuesday night.The Tigers trailed for 17 minutes before Bowers made a turnaround jumper to give Missouri a 57-56 lead with 10:56 remaining, then stretched the lead to 73-62 with 4:16 left on an alley-oop by Keion Bell from Phil Pressey.Phil Pressey added 17 points for the Tigers (7-1), but shot only 4-of-18 from the field. Keion Bell, coming off the bench, had his first ever double-double for Mizzou recording 12 points and 11 rebounds. Tony Criswell chipped in 13 off the bench. Missouri transfer Tyler Stone had 13 for SEMO.Mizzou has now won 70 straight non-conference home games.

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