Missouri men's basketball stays at No. 12 in AP Rankings

Monday, December 10, 2012 | 5:56 p.m. CST; updated 6:28 p.m. CST, Monday, December 10, 2012

COLUMBIA — From The Associated Press basketball poll

This week: No. 12 Last week: No. 12

The Missouri men's basketball team (8-1) won its two games last week, beating Southeast Missouri State 81-65 and Tennessee State 68-38. Forward Laurence Bowers led the way in both games with a career high of 26 points against SEMO and 18 points against Tennessee State.

Missouri is one of two ranked teams in the Southeastern Conference, with Florida (7-0) ranked No. 5.

The week ahead: The Tigers have the week off for exams and next play against South Carolina State(4-5) at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Mizzou Arena. It will be freshman guard Jabari Brown’s first game in a Missouri uniform since the former five-star recruit transferred from Oregon. The Bulldogs are led by senior guard Khalif Toombs, who averages 15.1 points and 4.9 assists per game.

Highest Ranking: No. 12, on Dec. 4  Lowest Ranking: No. 16, on Nov. 26

The rest of the AP poll:

(7)-Ohio State
(13)- Minnesota
(17)-New Mexico
(18)-San Diego State
(19)-Michigan State
(21)-North Carolina
(22)-Notre Dame
(23)-Wichita State
(24)-Oklahoma State
(25)-North Carolina State

Read more: AP Top 25 Week 6

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