Alabama’s Norris leads Tide past Missouri 80-71
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) _ Riley Norris made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help Alabama beat Missouri 80-71 on Saturday.
Arthur Edwards and Justin Coleman made back-to-back 3-pointers to give Alabama its largest lead of the game at 67-43 with 9:28 remaining.
Retin Obasohan had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Alabama (13-9, 4-6 SEC). Coleman added 14 points, and Jimmie Taylor and Edwards each had 11.
Alabama shot 45 percent from the field in the first half and hit 5 3-pointers to build a 40-28 lead. Missouri was limited to 38 percent shooting in the half.
Freshman Kevin Puryear scored a season-best 22 points to lead Missouri (8-15, 1-9). Senior Ryan Rosburg also set a career-high with 17 points and the duo combined for 13 boards but the Tigers were out rebounded 38-30.