November 6, 2006
Brown, Tigers dominate final tuneup
Eventually, you've got to figure things are going to get a little bit more competitive for Missouri. For the second consecutive exhibition game, the Tigers dismantled a completely overmatched opponent and ended the suspense well before halftime.
The victim this time was Lithuania Academy, a team that came to Missouri 0-and-4, having not come closer to anyone than 29 points. The Tigers continued that streak, beating Lithuania 94-40. For the second game in a row, Mizzou set school records in turnovers forced (41) and steals (26).
"That's crazy," Marshall Brown said of those statistics. "I've never seen that in basketball in my life."
"We outmanned them in a lot of ways and it showed, especially in the first half," said head coach Mike Anderson. "The on thing I always want our guys to do is to go out and play hard and I thought they did that for the most part."
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