Oct. 29, 2012
Northwest falls to Missouri 91-58 in exhibition action
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Alex Sullivan scored a career high 19 points as the Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team fell 91-58 to the 15th-ranked Missouri Tigers Monday night in exhibition action from Mizzou Arena.
Sullivan knocked down the first points of the game for the Bearcats at the 16:46 mark and it would almost six minutes before the Bearcats would score again. The senior from Painesville, Ohio finished 5-of-8 from behind the three-point line and was 6-of-10 from the field coming off the bench.
The Tigers played a smothering defense, but highlighted the first four minutes with three three-pointers from transfer guard Earnest Ross. Ross finished with 22 to lead all players after knocking down six three-pointers in the exhibition contest.
SEC Preseason Player of the Year, Phil Pressey handed out 11 assists while Keion Bell added 20 points.
After trailing 53-12 at the half the Bearcats recovered in the second half getting solid post play. The Tigers only outscored the Bearcats 38-37 in the second period.
Dillon Starzl – one of only two returning starters for the Bearcats – finished with seven points as Grant Cozad added five points and seven rebounds.
Northwest opens its regular season Nov. 11 at Bearcat Arena when they host Graceland.
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