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Laurence Bowers had 24 points and 11 rebounds in his final home game, contributing to a rough evening for old coach Mike Anderson’s first appearance as a visitor and helping Missouri finish unbeaten at home with a 93-63 rout over Arkansas on Tuesday night.Sophomore Jabari Brown helped finish off the Razorbacks early with 13 of his 23 points in a dominant first half with the Tigers (22-8-11-6 SEC) leading 48-22 after the first 20 minutes. Senior Alex Oriakhi had 10 points and eight rebounds and topped 1,000 career rebounds with his fourth of the game.BJ Young had 27 points for Arkansas (18-12, 9-8), which shot just 31 percent in the first half while going 1 for 15 from 3-point range. The Razorbacks surrendered a season high in points.Missouri finished 17-0 at home for its second unbeaten slate in five years. The Tigers shot 58 percent in the first half and 57 percent the rest of the way.Emotions ran high all evening long inside Mizzou Arena and seemed to boil over at one point in the first half when cameras caught Frank Haith being restrained by his assistant coaches while shouting in the direction of Anderson. Anderson flashed a smirk in return. The two also shared a rather animated exchange during the post-game handshake, but when talking to media after the game, the two termed the encounters a “miscommunication.”Mizzou closes the season on the road Saturday against Tennessee.

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