Freshmen play key role in victory

Kalen Grimes’ definition of a freshmen is a little different than most.

“We just got a big blast off the bench because we were four fresh freshmen,” Grimes said. “We were fresh. Our legs felt good, and I think that’s what took us up.”

Kleiza sheds slump for career-high night

Against Montana, Missouri forward Linas Kleiza had more points than minutes and was almost unstoppable in what turned out to be a career day.

In the Tigers’ 87-62 victory Saturday, Kleiza, a 6-foot-9 native of Lithuania, scored 26 points in 24 minutes to better his previous career high of 25.