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Oct. 30, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Coffey

Bearcat men’s basketball team opens with exhibition loss to Missouri

The Northwest Missouri State Bearcat men's basketball team opened up their season with an exhibition loss to the Missouri Tigers Monday night in Columbia losing 91-58.

Northwest got off to a slow start but was only outscored by one point in the second half. Bearcat head men's basketball coach Ben McCollum says the game showed some areas where his team needs to improve before they open the regular season.

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Alex Sullivan came off the bench to score a career high 19 points to lead the Bearcats in scoring. Northwest opens up the regular season on Sunday afternoon November 11th when they host Graceland at Bearcat Arena.