COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim English scored a career-high 25 points and Missouri defeated Texas-Pan American 100-44 Sunday in the opening round of the South Padre Island Invitational.
The Tigers (2-0) trailed 8-4 before taking control with 28 unanswered points.Ben Smith led the Broncs (0-4) with 15 points, all on 3-pointers.During Missouri's scoring burst, Pan American missed 12 field goals and two free throws. The Tigers finished the first half on a 46-5 run.Pan American's 13 first-half points were the fewest in Mizzou Arena history.English shot 9 of 12 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Marcus Denmon, who started in place of the injured J.T. Tiller, added 10 points.Pan American shot just 29 percent, and Missouri outrebounded the Broncs 44-27.