-- Tywain McKee
scored 17 points and moved into second place in career scoring at Coppin State, but it was not enough to prevent the Eagles from dropping an 88-55 decision to Missouri on Tuesday in the Mizzou Arena.
McKee's 17 points gives him 1,836 career points and moves him ahead of Larry Stewart for second place all time at Coppin State. He currently trails career scoring leader Reggie Isaac, who scored 1,938 points, by 102 points. McKee finished the game 7-of-15 from the floor and reached double figures in scoring for the 13th time this season.
Missouri shot 53.0 percent from the floor in extending its home non-conference winning streak to 37 games. Matt Lawrence had 18 points to lead the Tigers, while DeMarre Carroll scored 16.
Missouri (13-2) shot 55.6 percent from the floor in the first half and held a commanding 51-17 lead at intermission.
Missouri raced out to an early 7-0 lead capped by a three-point play by J.T. Tiller with 18:09 to play in the first half.
scored back-to-back baskets for Coppin State to cut the lead to 7-4 with 17:00 to play in the opening period.
Lawrence connected on the first of his six three pointers sparking a 13-2 run giving the Tigers a 20-6 lead at the 13:05 mark of the period.
connected on a three-pointer and Hayden added a layup bringing the Eagles to within 20-11 with 11:49 remaining.
Kim English hit three three pointers helping Missouri increase the lead to 31-11 with 8:22 left in the period.
After McKee hit a three-pointer with 7:54 left in the half, Missouri outscored Coppin State 20-3 over the remainder of the period to take a 51-17 lead at the half.
The Tigers held their largest lead of the game at 73-31 when Carroll hit a three-pointer with 11:35 left in the game.
Coppin State will play its first home game of the season on Saturday (Jan. 10) against Norfolk State at 4 p.m. in the Coppin Center.