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Jankovic comes off the bench to spark Mizzou past Tennessee State

Story by Eric Short
Photos by Karen Mitchell

Alex Oriakhi (42) congratulates Stefan Jankovic after Missouri's 68-38 win over Tennessee State. Jankovic came of the bench to ignite the Tigers in the second half, scoring 16 points.

Alex Oriakhi (42) congratulates Stefan Jankovic after Missouri’s 68-38 win over Tennessee State. Jankovic came of the bench to ignite the Tigers in the second half, scoring 14 points.

Stefan Jankovic didn’t play in the last Missouri game and clocked only four minutes from the two before that. So on Saturday the freshman needed a way to reassert himself on the Tiger’s front line.

With 14:20 left in the second half, the Canadian forward did just that.

After Laurence Bowers missed a short jumper, Jankovic skied from the right side of the basket and swiftly stuffed the ball through the rim, igniting both the Missouri crowd and the Tigers offense.

Jankovic finished with 14 points, all in the second half, to help the Tigers defeat Tennessee State 68-38

Jankovic said his “always be ready to go” mentality is the reason for him being such an instant contributor.

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