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Missouri 97, Northern Illinois 61: Alone Again Or

Let's just touch on this and move on. Huskies fans would prefer it that way.

Missouri is an insanely-talented team. The court is their Pop-A-Shot. They average 85 points a night, so 97 is about correct for them against a team like NIU. Xavier Silas was held to just eight points, which is not only a season low but his second-worst game in his brief Northern Illinois career. Tim Toler broke through for 13 points and seven rebounds.

The halftime score was a dismal 57-17 advantage. Which means — yay! — NIU won the second half. Furthermore, DeMarcus Grady made his debut during garbage time: five minutes, zero points (0-for-2 from three), two assists, one rebound. He was a point guard coming out of high school, so it'll be fun to watch him possibly be a guy who can dish it to an open XS (rather than him trying to create shots on his own) and perhaps even be a scoring threat. Heaven knows they need it.

Tuesday's MAC games

7 p.m. — Kent State at Morehead State
8:05 p.m. — Ball State at Valparaiso