Wilmore is simply the seventh 7-footer in group historical past to log minutes in a recreation for Mizzou. He’s the primary of these seven to start out a recreation because the 1995-96 season when Simeon Haley began 27 video games and brother Sammie began seven.
• Total, a powerful debut for the newcomers who noticed the ground. Davis and Coleman each had productive scoring nights, however Martin thought CMU’s zone protection stored them from doing what they do finest, attacking the basket. Davis matched Pickett with 14 shot makes an attempt, 9 on 3-pointers or midrange jumpers. That’s not essentially his recreation.
“Amari is a scorer,” Martin stated. “I do assume the zone might need had him a bit of passive, as a result of anytime he has angles he is driving the ball. So I believe which may have slowed him up a bit.”
Martin thought Coleman was passive at instances towards the zone, which led to some shot-clock violations. On the flip facet, he was scorching from 3, hitting 4 of seven.
Freshman guard Anton Brookshire made his faculty debut, going scoreless with three rebounds and an help in 9 minutes. All three of his missed photographs had been from 3-point vary.
“We’ve to discover a option to give Anton extra minutes as a result of he is one in all our higher 3-point shooters,” Martin stated.
Freshman ahead Yaya Keita (De Smet) additionally noticed his first faculty minutes and completed with six factors and three rebounds in 14 minutes. He additionally took two expenses on the defensive finish. He performed uncontrolled early however eased into the sport and gave the Tigers some robust possessions on each ends. He’s going to be a useful piece to this group, particularly if freshman ahead Travon Brazile is out extensively with an undisclosed medical state of affairs.