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Northwest Bearcats

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Oct. 29, 2012

Northwest falls to Missouri 91-58 in exhibition action

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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.


For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468