Missouri Finishes Canada Trip 3-0

    
September 2nd, 2008

- Zaire Taylor turned 22 on Saturday. The Delaware transfer and Staten Island, N.Y. native had a family members and friends make it up to Monday's game in Welland, Ontario, and saw him score 15 points, grab five boards, dish four assists and rip away eight steals.

- Missouri outscored its opponents by 35.3 points per game over the three contests. Missouri's largest margin of victory was 49 during a 117-68 win over Brock University. The Tigers never trailed at the end of the quarter in any game they played.

- Head Coach Mike Anderson used no fewer than eight different line-ups in each game he played and only two Tigers, J.T. Tiller in the second contest vs. Brock University and Zaire Taylor vs. the Southern Ontario All-Stars, played 20 minutes or more in a single game.

- The Tigers recorded an incredible 70 steals in three games, an average of 23.3 per contest. Taylor led Missouri with 18 total steals (6.0 spg.). J.T. Tiller was second with nine steals.

- Post players DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons tied for the team lead in scoring (15.7 ppg). Carroll hit 20-of-29 shots from the floor (69.0 percent), while Lyons was 19-of-29 (65.5 percent).

- Tiller was actually Missouri's second-most efficient shooter. Tiller hit 15-of-22 shots (68.1) and Keith Ramsey finished fourth at 63.6 percent, hitting 7-of-11 shots.

- Missouri had 10-of-13 players finish with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio. Matt Lawrence and Kim English each had a 9-to-1 assist/turnover margin, while Tiller enjoyed a 10-to-2 clip and freshman Marcus Denmon went 8-to-2.

- Missouri was led in scoring by a different Tiger each day. Carroll led Missouri with 20 points in a 120-80 win over the Ontario All-Stars. Denmon led Missouri with 23 points in the win over Brock University and Lyons paced MU with 20 points in the win over the Southern Ontario All-Stars.

Ten different Tigers hit at least one three-pointer in the three games and four Tigers, Lawrence (8), Denmon (6), English (5) and Paul (5) each recorded five or more.