Williams’ double-double helps Mizzou squeak by SEMO

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Johnathan Williams III scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Missouri past Southeast Missouri State 65-61 on Tuesday.

The sophomore forward played with a brace on his right knee but otherwise showed no ill effects from soreness that limited him to just 7 minutes against Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.

The Tigers (4-3) took their first lead of the game with just 3:55 remaining on a 3-pointer by forward D’Angelo Allen. Keith Shamburger then hit his own 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds remaining to give Missouri a 63-58 advantage.

After the Redhawks’ J.J. Thompson answered with a basket from long range, Tramaine Isabell converted two free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining to end the threat.

Jarekious Bradley scored 12 points and Thompson added 11 to lead Southeast Missouri State (3-4), which fell to 0-8 all-time against Missouri.

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