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Tigers off to slow start against SIUE

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Phil Pressey led the Tigers with 13 points in the first half By Jamie Squire Phil Pressey led the Tigers with 13 points in the first half By Jamie Squire

COLUMBIA (Missouri Basketball App) - The Missouri Tigers are off to a slow start in their season opener.

Mizzou holds a 40-34 lead over Southern Illinois Edwardsville (SIUE) at halftime. The Tigers struggled somewhat shooting, only shooting 39% from the field in the first half.

Phil Pressey led the Tigers with 13 points, hitting 5 of 10 shots. Negus Webster-Chan added 9 points, with all of then coming from outside the arc. Webster Chan was responsible for all of Mizzou's 3-pointers.

Jerome Jones led the way for SIUE with 14 points. He had the hot hand from 3-point land, hitting 4 shots from downtown.

The Tigers superior talent should allow them to pull away in the second half. Shot selection needs to improve, however.

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