Mizzou Gold Squad grabs 63-61 victory In preseason scrimmage
From the University of Missouri
Ross scored a game-high 24 points, including the go-ahead layup with
just 35 seconds remaining to lift Mizzou Gold to a 63-61 win in the
& Gold Game Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
and fellow Gold teammate, Jabari Brown (15 points), combined for 39 of
their team's 63 points to earn the exciting two-point win. Brown also
added four assists,
while Ross contributed eight rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes.
was great to see those guys out there and get them playing in front of
some fans," Head Coach Frank Haith said. "I thought we did some good
things tonight, but
also, like any team this time of year, we have areas of improvement. All
in all it was a very beneficial night for us."
Clarkson led the Mizzou Black with 19 points. Seeing his first action
since the 2012 Mizzou Madness scrimmage, Clarkson played 29 minutes and
was adept at getting
into the lane from his point guard position. The junior also played
alongside freshman point guard Wes Clark, who led all performers with
eight assists (compared to just two turnovers).
Rosburg finished 7-of-9 from the floor to log 16 points and eight
rebounds. Freshman Johnathan Williams, III contributed all over the
court and added eight points,
11 rebounds and two blocks.
young post players like Ryan and Johnathan did some great things for us
tonight," Clarkson said. "Ryan is gaining confidence on the offensive
end and Johnathan
can make an impact in so many ways."
Post and Tony Criswell added an inside presence for the Gold, primarily
in the second half. Post was allowed to play through foul trouble
(whistled eight times
in the scrimmage), but finished with eight points and six rebounds.
Criswell, one of two seniors, scored nine points and grabbed seven
rebounds, all in the final 15 minutes.
fact the Gold bounced back in the paint in a big way in the final 15
minutes, out-rebounding the Black, 23-14, in the second half with 12 of
those 23 rebounds coming
on the offensive glass.
returns to action on Oct. 25 vs. Oklahoma City University. The 7 p.m.
contest will be played at Hearnes Center. The game is free to the public
will honor the 1993-94 Big Eight Championship squad during the game.