Columbia, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jabari Brown scored 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting as the Missouri Tigers routed the Alabama Crimson Tide, 68-47, in an SEC contest at Mizzou Arena.
Jordan Clarkson had 16 points for the Tigers (14-3, 2-2 SEC), while Earnest Ross added 12. Johnathan Williams tallied nine points and brought down a game- high 14 rebounds.
Shannon Hale logged 12 points for the Crimson Tide (8-9, 2-2). Retin Obasohan chipped in 11 points, while Levi Randolph and Trevor Releford had 10 apiece.
The Tigers shot 34.6 percent from the floor in the first stanza but made 10- of-16 at the free-throw line as they took a 31-30 lead into the half. Alabama made 40 percent of its field goal tries.
Missouri connected on 52.4 percent of its shots from the field in the second period and coasted to an easy win as the Crimson Tide only scored 17 points on 4-of-23 shooting from the field.
The Tigers dominated inside on offense as they outscored Alabama 32-18 in the paint. The Tide, which shot only 29.2 percent (14-of-48) from the field on the day, also turned the ball over 15 times.
Saturday's men's finals from the Southeastern Conference were:
Kentucky 74, Tennessee 66
Mississippi State 81, Texas A&M 72
Georgia 66, Arkansas 61 (OT)
Florida 68, Auburn 61
Ole Miss 75, South Carolina 74
LSU 81, Vanderbilt 58
Missouri plays at LSU on Tuesday night (on KTTN FM 92.3). Tip from Baton Rouge is scheduled for 6 o'clock, with pregame at 5:30.