Missouri 67, Vanderbilt 64: Jordan Clarkson scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half to propel the host Tigers to their third straight win.Earnest Ross contributed 16 points - 11 in the second half - for Missouri (19-7, 7-6 SEC) and made half of the team's eight 3-pointers. Jabari Brown chipped in 10 points for the Tigers and Clarkson was 11-of-11 from the foul line, but his teammates were just 6-of-16. Damian Jones scored 19 points to lead Vanderbilt (14-11, 6-7) while James Siakam had 13. The Commodores' top two scorers on the season, Rod Odom and Kyle Fuller, combined for just 16 points on 4-of-25 shooting. Each team shot only 33.3 percent in the first half as Vanderbilt led 21-20 at the break. The game remained tight until Missouri finally created some separation in the final six minutes, starting with Clarkson's game-tying three-point play and continuing with Ross' 3-pointer and Clarkson's layup, making it 56-51 with under five minutes left.Clarkson added another layup and Ross drilled another 3 to push the advantage to 61-53 near the two-minute mark. Missouri only shot 6-of-12 from the foul line in the final two minutes but held on for the win against the pesky Commodores, who have lost three of their last four games.GAME NOTEBOOK: Jones and Odom led all scorers with eight points in the first half. Fuller was 0-of-8 in the opening 20 minutes and finished 1-of-12. ... Clarkson chipped in five rebounds and five assists while Fuller had a game-high nine assists and Jones led all players with seven boards. ... Brown, who had scored at least 20 points in each of his previous three games, shot only 3-of-11 from the field and 3-of-6 from the foul line.
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