Missouri beats Southeast Missouri State 65-61
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Johnathan Williams III scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Missouri past Southeast Missouri State 65-61 on Tuesday.
The sophomore forward played with a brace on his right knee but otherwise showed no ill effects from soreness that limited him to just 7 minutes against Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.
The Tigers (4-3) took their first lead of the game with just 3:55 remaining on a 3-pointer by forward D’Angelo Allen. Keith Shamburger then hit his own 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds remaining to give Missouri a 63-58 advantage.
After the Redhawks’ J.J. Thompson answered with a basket from long-range, Tramaine Isabell converted two free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining to end the threat.
Jarekious Bradley scored 12 points and Thompson added 11 to lead Southeast Missouri State (3-4), which fell to 0-8 all-time against Missouri.