KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 09: Head coach Frank Haith talks to Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers in the first half against the Texas Longhorns during the semifinals of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Missouri Tigers Basketball On European Tour

Frank Haith has his players gearing up for 2012-13 with a quick trip overseas.

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Missouri Basketball Dominates Final Game On European Tour

The Missouri Tigers' men's basketball team completed their European tour with a blowout victory over the host team in Cergy, France on Friday, Aug. 17.

Keion Bell topped the Tigers in scoring with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting, while Alex Oriakhi (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Earnest Ross (13 points, 10 rebounds) each posted a double-double. The Tigers had five players reach double-digits in scoring, with Michael Dixon (14 points) and Jabari Brown (10 points) rounding out the list. In addition to the relatively-high scoring output, Mizzou also dominated on the boards, out-rebounding Clergy 50 to 29. Four different Tigers had at least six rebounds.

Missouri finished the tour with a 4-0 record, and won three out of the four games by double digits. Dixon was the Tigers' leading scorer during the tour, putting up 16.5 points per game. The Tigers averaged just over 80 points per game as a team, while shooting 46 percent from the floor.

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Missouri Basketball Picks Up Win In Belgium

The Missouri Tigers basketball team picked up a win on Monday as they continued their barnstorming tour in Europe, defeating Bent Schonen-Waregem, a second-division squad from Belgium, 81-72.

Michael Dixon was the Tigers' high scorer, racking up 31 points. The 6-foot-1 rising senior, who was the Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year in 2011, will be expected to have a much bigger role in Missouri's offense after the graduations of Kim English, Marcus Denmon and Matt Pressey.

Missouri started out slow, as Bent began the game with a 12-2 run and ended the first quarter up 25-18:

"I give them a lot of credit," Head Coach Frank Haith told the school's website. "They are a veteran club, so I knew they would have a lot of confidence coming in. I knew they would come out firing and they hit some shots early. I wanted our guys to hang in there and just stay patient. Once we did that, everything fell into place."

In the second half, the Tigers' superior athleticism proved to be the difference, as the Bent players had difficulty creating open shots and scored only 30 points in the final 20 minutes.

Missouri will continue the exhibition season against Gent on Tuesday.

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