COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Ricardo Ratliffe had 16 points and 10
rebounds, and No. 15 Missouri set an arena record by forcing 34
turnovers and finished with a 24-0 run in a 96-58 victory over
North Florida on Saturday.
Marcus Denmon scored 18 points with two 3-pointers and Laurence
Bowers had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Tigers
(2-0), who were much stronger only two days after Western Illinois
took them to the wire in their opener. They were 16 for 23 on free
throws, a distinct improvement after barely topping 50 percent in
the first game.
Ratliffe had six points and Denmon five in an 11-0 run that put
Missouri up by 15 with just under 13 minutes to go in its 49th
consecutive non-conference home victory.
Parker Smith had 17 points and Matt Sauey Williams 14 for North