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Dixon has career-best 26, Missouri State thrashes ORU 84-50

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Jarred Dixon scored a career-best 26 points as Missouri State opened the season with an 84-50 thrashing of Oral Roberts on Tuesday night.

Missouri State took control early, going ahead 32-19 midway in the first half, taking a 44-28 lead into the break. The Bears also won the second half 40-22 as four players finished the game in double figures. Ryan Kreklow had 13, Keandre Cook added 12 to go with seven rebounds and one blocked shot and Kabir Mohammed chipped in 11 points with seven boards. Josh Webster dished out nine assists.

Missouri State improved to 36-1 in home openers in Division I.

The Bears shot 56 percent (35 of 63) from the floor while limiting ORU to 17-of-58 shooting (29 percent). Oral Roberts made just 5 of 28 shots from distance.

Kerwin Smith and Emmanuel Nzekwesi paced ORU with 12 points apiece. Smith had nine rebounds and two steals.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Oral Roberts 0-1 282250
home team logo Missouri State 1-0 444084
Team Stats
away team logo Oral Roberts 0-1 72.3 PPG 38.6 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Missouri State 1-0 68.9 PPG 33.4 RPG 11.1 APG
Key Players
23
E. Nzekwesi 14.8 PPG 8.5 RPG 1.2 APG 53.5 FG%
30
T. Da Silva 14.3 PPG 7.4 RPG 0.7 APG 55.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB