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Mizzou basketball ties 2016 win total with victory over Green Bay

After taking an entire season to reach eight wins last year, Mizzou reached the same total this season by Dec. 9 after a 100-77 win over Green Bay.

With the victory, Mizzou improves to 8-2 (0-0 SEC). The Tigers also have won three straight games outscoring opponents by an average of 15 points per game over the stretch.

Jordan Geist set a career high with 28 points on 11-14 shooting. Three other Tigers, Jontay Porter, Jordan Barnett and Jeremiah Tilmon finished in double figures. Tilmon also had a double double picking up 11 rebounds to go with 12 points.

As a team, the Tigers overcame a slow start in which Green Bay jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the opening minutes. Mizzou shot just 2-8 in the stretch as Cuonzo Martin called a timeout.

From there, Mizzou rallied and took a 20-point lead into half time. At half, Mizzou honored the Tiger football team as fans greeted the team to a standing ovation.

They did the same to the Mizzou basketball team as the Tigers held their first-half lead for the win.

Mizzou’s next game is Saturday, Dec. 16 against North Florida at 7:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.

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