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Tigers Begin With a Win

Mizzou defeats Wofford, 83-74, in season opener

Kevin Puryear (24) gets fired up as he high-fives his teammates and runs onto the court after being announced as the starting forward for the Tigers Friday at Mizzou Arena during the game against the Wofford Terriers.

Kevin Puryear (24) gets fired up as he high-fives his teammates and runs onto the court after being announced as the starting forward for the Tigers Friday at Mizzou Arena during the game against the Wofford Terriers.

Mizzou Men's Basketball started its 2015-16 regular season with a win, as the Tigers defeated Wofford, 83-74, Friday night at Mizzou Arena. Mizzou looks for its next victory of the new season on Sunday, Nov. 15, as the team hosts Maryland-Eastern Shore at 5 p.m. CT at Mizzou Arena. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network and have live radio coverage on the Tiger Network.

K.J. Walton (10) dribbles towards the basket, trying to evade Fletcher Magee, left, a guard for the Terriers, Friday at Mizzou Arena.

K.J. Walton (10) dribbles towards the basket, trying to evade Fletcher Magee, left, a guard for the Terriers.

Tramaine Isabell (4), a guard for the Tigers, dribbles the ball and yells to his teammates as Wofford's Derrick Brooks, right, tries to block Isabell's next move, Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Tramaine Isabell (4), a guard for the Tigers, dribbles the ball and yells to his teammates as Wofford's Derrick Brooks, right, tries to block Isabell's next move.

The rest of the Mizzou men's basketball team cheers with coaches on the bench after scoring against the Wofford Terriers, Friday at Mizzou Arena.

The rest of the Mizzou men's basketball team cheers with coaches on the bench after scoring against the Wofford Terriers.

From left, Dylan Hamm, 9, Graden Anderson, 6, and Frank Hazelrigg, 9, get their game-faces on as they show off and cheer for the video board during halftime of the game against the Wofford Terriers Friday at Mizzou Arena. The three are on the Columbia Wrestling Club together.

From left, Dylan Hamm, 9, Graden Anderson, 6, and Frank Hazelrigg, 9, get their game-faces on as they show off and cheer for the video board during halftime of the game against the Wofford Terriers. The three are in the Columbia Wrestling Club together.

Jakeenan Gant (23) looks to make a basket during the game against the Wofford Terriers Friday at MIzzou Arena.

Jakeenan Gant (23) looks to make a basket during the game against the Wofford Terriers.

Namon Wright (12) runs ahead of Spencer Collins and presses towards the basket in an attempt to score against the Terriers Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Namon Wright (12) runs ahead of Spencer Collins and presses toward the basket in an attempt to score against the Terriers.

Jakeenan Gant (23) reaches to save the ball from flying out of bounds during the second half of the game against the Wofford Terriers Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Jakeenan Gant (23) reaches to save the ball from flying out of bounds during the second half of the game.

Wes Clark (15) dribbles down the court to attempt a basket for Mizzou against the Wofford Terriers, Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Wes Clark (15) dribbles down the court to attempt a basket for Mizzou.

Terrence Phillips (1) and Kevin Puryear (24) sing Mizzou's alma mater with members of Zou Crew following their 83-74 win against the Wofford Terriers Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Terrence Phillips (1) and Kevin Puryear (24) sing Mizzou's alma mater with members of Zou Crew following their 83-74 win against the Wofford Terriers.

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