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Brown ties career high with 24 points as Missouri defeats Alabama 68-47

  • Missouri's Jabari Brown, right, smiles as he runs up court in front of Alabama's Rodney Cooper, left, after Brown made a 3-point shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Jabari Brown, right, smiles as he runs up court in front of Alabama's Rodney Cooper, left, after Brown made a 3-point shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri's Ryan Rosburg (44) has the ball knocked away by Alabama's Shannon Hale, left, as he tries to pull in a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Ryan Rosburg (44) has the ball knocked away by Alabama's Shannon Hale, left, as he tries to pull in a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama's Jimmie Taylor, left, battles Missouri's Ryan Rosburg, center, and Jabari Brown, right, for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Alabama's Jimmie Taylor, left, battles Missouri's Ryan Rosburg, center, and Jabari Brown, right, for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

Jabari Brown tied a career high with 24 points and Johnathan Williams III grabbed 14 rebounds to help Missouri defeat Alabama 68-47 on Saturday.

Missouri (14-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) entered the game having lost two of three, including a 78-75 setback at Vanderbilt on Thursday. The Tigers only led 31-30 at the break against the Crimson Tide, but opened the second half with a 14-4 run to create some breathing room.

After shooting 52.6 percent in its 80-61 win against Mississippi State on Wednesday, Alabama converted 29.2 percent of its shots from the field against Missouri and couldn't pull closer than 13 points in the final 10 minutes.

Shannon Hale scored 12 points and Retin Obasohan added 11 points for the Crimson Tide (8-9, 2-2), which is 0-7 away from home this season.