Watson's hot shooting helps Missouri rout Chicago State

Missouri players celebrate from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chicago State, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Torrence Watson broke out of a season-long shooting slump, scoring 24 points to lead Missouri to a 91-33 rout of Chicago State on Monday.

Dru Smith scored 14 points and Mark Smith added 13 for the Tigers (8-4).

Watson, a sophomore guard, entered the game shooting 19.6% from 3-point range and averaging 3.2 points. He made 8 of 13 shots from beyond the arc against the Cougars (4-11). 

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Missouri's Reed Nikko, right, pulls the ball away from Chicago State's Solomon Hunt, center, and Jace Colley, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)