COLUMBIA, Missouri (Ticker) -- A short turnaround seemed to affect Missouri in the first half, but the 15th-ranked Tigers got their wake-up call in plenty of time to remain undefeated.
Ricky Paulding scored 15 of his career-high 25 points in the second half as Missouri pulled away for an 88-67 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Ricky Clemons added 16 points for Missouri, which improved to 5-0 for only the second time in the last 11 seasons. All five starters scored in double figures for the Tigers.
Playing less than 48 hours after defeating Southern California, 78-72, in Los Angeles, Missouri only led, 32-31, at halftime. But the Tigers won going away, outscoring Green Bay, 56-37, in the second half.
"This was an unbelievably difficult game," Missouri coach Quin Snyder said. "I told our team before the game that I thought this game would say a lot about who we are right now at this point in the season."
The Tigers made seven 3-pointers, shot 54 percent and blocked 10 shots in the second half. Clemons hit a 3-pointer to make it 57-49 with just under 12 minutes left, and Missouri never looked back.
"I think we were there at one point, but in order for us to do something special, we've got to have unbelievable toughness and togetherness," Wisconsin-Green Bay coach Tod Kowalczyk said. "A lot of credit has to go to Quin Synder and his program. They stepped up their play."
Matt Rhode scored a career-high 26 points and Matt King added 14 off the bench for Wisconsin-Green Bay (3-4), which was coming off a 68-64 victory over Kansas State. Rhode scored 19 in the first half to keep the Phoenix close.
"They picked up their defensive pressure, and they're a great team," Rhode said. "They picked up their intensity and we didn't stick together out there how we did in the first half."
Travon Bryant recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds for Missouri, while Arthur Johnson and Josh Kroenke contributed 11 points apiece. Freshman Jimmy McKinney dished out 11 assists.
The Tigers held the Phoenix to just under 37 percent shooting (25-of-68). Rhode was 10-of-19 from the field, but the rest of the team was just 15-of-49.