Sunday, November 12, 2006

Big 12 roundup

Second go-round not as easy for MU



L.G. Patterson/AP Photo

Army's Marshall Jackson, right, loses the ball as Missouri's Keon Lawrence defends. The Tigers claimed their second victory of the season, 67-58, Saturday in Columbia, Mo.

— Missouri ran North Carolina A&T; out of the gym in its opener. In the Tigers' second game under new coach Mike Anderson, the go-go was gone, and they survived at last season's stodgy pace.

Kalen Grimes had career highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds, helping the Tigers recover after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Army, 67-58, on Saturday in the John Thompson Foundation Classic. Missouri is coming off a 12-16 season and adjusting to a new style of play but got forced into the old style by Army's half-court game.

"I thought we had some learning curves because adversity took place," Anderson said. "It's like an adventure. I'm glad to see these guys stay together."

Missouri scored 101 points on Friday, getting 59 by halftime. The total for the second game was one point above last season's average.

Texas Tech 79, Sam Houston State 64

Lubbock, Texas - Jarrius Jackson scored 27 points to lead Texas Tech.

Jackson returned to Tech's lineup for the Red Raiders' season opener and played all 40 minutes after being dismissed for academic reasons last week.

Baylor 90, Angelo State 65

Waco, Texas - Kevin Rogers scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Tim Bush added 17 points for the Bears, while Aaron Bruce had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists. Henry Dugat added 11 points. Josh Lomers, starting in the place of injured center Mamadou Diene, had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Iowa St. 68, Louisiana-Monroe 40

Ames, Iowa - Mike Taylor scored 15 points, and Iowa State took control with a 20-0 run spanning halftime.


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