COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Mark Smith scored a season-high 23 points to lead Missouri to a 64-48 victory over Southern Illinois.
Javon Pickett came off the bench to score 13 for Missouri in his second straight double-figure scoring game. Eric McGill led Southern Illinois with 11 points. The Tigers held the Salukis to 29.4% shooting and outrebounded them 37-21.
Missouri returns to action Saturday against Illinois in St. Louis. Southern Illinois hosts Hampton on Wednesday.