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Andrew Carlson, 23 Sports

Wednesday, February 10—

The surging Vanderbilt Commodores won their fifth straight game at home, preying on the struggling Missouri Tigers in an 86-71 blowout. With a fifth straight home win for the Commodores comes a ninth straight overall loss for Missouri.

Ryan Rosburg tallied a double-double Wednesday night leading Mizzou in points and rebounds with 24 and 11, respectively. Rosburg’s 24 points is a career high.

“I’m really happy for [Ryan],” Kim Anderson said in a press conference earlier in the week. Anderson emphasized that Rosburg’s growth has stemmed from his coach-ability, and hopes he can make a continued impact the rest of the season. “I just want him to make the most of these last few games that we have.”

Jakeenan Gant was cleared to play against Vanderbilt despite being arrested earlier in the week. He managed to bounce back for Missouri going for 16 points while shooting 77 percent from the field.

Kevin Puryear and Namon Wright rounded out the group of Tigers who reached double-digit scoring, with Puryear dropping 10 and Wright tallying 11.

Although Kim Anderson emphasized earlier in the week that it was important to contain Wade Baldwin IV from the tip, the crafty Commodore guard managed to drop a team high 17 points to pair with seven assists.

The Tigers will look to bring their struggles to a halt on Saturday as they face a Tennessee team coming off a 30-point victory against Auburn. The game is Missouri’s “Rally for Rhyan” event and is free with a donation at the door.

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