Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) dribbles past Missouri Tigers guard Wes Clark. (Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports)
AP Sports Writer
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown had 24 points with a career-best six assists and Jordan Clarkson added 22 points, helping Missouri handle South Carolina 82-74 on Saturday.
Earnest Ross added 14 points for the Tigers (15-4, 3-3 SEC), who led by double digits most of the way and kept the Gamecocks (7-12, 0-6) winless in conference play. The winners shot 54 percent and combined for a season-best 18 assists.
Brenton Williams had a career-best seven 3-pointers and a season-best 32 points for South Carolina, which has dropped the first six conference games for the first time since a 0-6 start in 1998-99, and is 0-7 on the road. Sindarius Thornwell fouled out late and had 14 points after totaling 25 points the previous two games.
Brown leads the SEC in scoring with an average of about 20 points and was 4 for 6 from 3-point range.