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Brown gets 21 points, Missouri shoots 62 percent to whip Mississippi State 85-66

  • Missouri's Jordan Clarkson, left, tries to dribble past Mississippi State's Gavin Ware, right, and I.J. Ready as teammate Ryan Rosburg, back, calls for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Jordan Clarkson, left, tries to dribble past Mississippi State's Gavin Ware, right, and I.J. Ready as teammate Ryan Rosburg, back, calls for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri's Earnest Ross, right, is fouled as he shoots by Mississippi State's Gavin Ware during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Earnest Ross, right, is fouled as he shoots by Mississippi State's Gavin Ware during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mississippi State's Trivante Bloodman, center, loses control of a rebound between Missouri's Wes Clark, left, and Jordan Clarkson, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Mississippi State's Trivante Bloodman, center, loses control of a rebound between Missouri's Wes Clark, left, and Jordan Clarkson, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

Jabari Brown scored 21 points and Missouri set season bests with 62 percent shooting and 19 assists to whip Mississippi State 85-66 on Saturday.

Jordan Clarkson had 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds and reserve Keanu Post added career bests of 14 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (20-9, 8-8 SEC), who shook off a pair of losses at Georgia and Alabama. The school is 14-2 at home and reached 20 victories for the sixth straight season, dominating against an opponent that entered with an RPI of 223.

A trio of Missouri big men — Post, Torren Jones and Ryan Rosburg — combined to make all 13 shots. Missouri shot just 32 percent its last time out, losing by 15 at Georgia.

Fred Thomas matched his season best with 18 points for Mississippi State (13-16, 3-13), which has lost 11 in a row — eight of them by double digits. The Bulldogs had a season-best 10 3-pointers, four by Thomas and three by Jacoby Davis.