Missouri whips Arkansas 93-63

R.B. FALLSTROM (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated PressMarch 6, 2013
Missouri whips Arkansas 93-63
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Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson argues a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. The game is the first in Mizzou Arena since his departure from the university. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Laurence Bowers had 24 points and 11 rebounds in his final home game, contributing to a rough evening for old coach Mike Anderson's first appearance as a visitor and helping Missouri finish unbeaten at home with a 93-63 rout over Arkansas on Tuesday night.

Fellow senior Jabari Brown helped finish off the Razorbacks early with 13 of his 23 points in a dominant first half with the Tigers (22-8-11-6 SEC) leading 48-22. The third senior, Alex Oriakhi, had 10 points and eight rebounds and topped 1,000 career rebounds.

BJ Young had 27 points for Arkansas (18-12, 9-8), which shot just 31 percent in the first half while going 1 for 15 from 3-point range. The Razorbacks surrendered a season high in points.

Missouri finished 17-0 at home for its second unbeaten slate in five years. The Tigers shot 58 percent in the first half and 57 percent the rest of the way.

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