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:
(18)-San Diego State
(25)-North Carolina State
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