Scores

Final

Missouri 74

(20-7, 8-4 Big 12)

Nebraska 59

(13-14, 1-11 Big 12)

    6:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

    1 2 T
    MIZZ 35 3974
    NEB 33 2659

    Top Performers

    Missouri: M. Denmon 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nebraska: R. Anderson 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Missouri 74, Nebraska 59

    Associated Press

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 24 points as Missouri took control midway through the second half and pulled away to defeat Nebraska 74-59 on Saturday.

    Missouri (20-7, 8-4 Big 12) trailed 39-38 when Zaire Taylor hit a jumper that gave the Tigers the lead they would never relinquish with 17:07 remaining.

    Nebraska (13-14, 1-11) could manage just three baskets in the next 5 1/2 minutes against the tight Missouri man-to-man defense. The Tigers outscored the Huskers 16-6 in that stretch, going up 56-45 on Denmon's short jumper that came off a Tiger steal.

    Denmon's 24 points came on 8 of 12 shooting from the field, including 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line. His previous career high of 22 came on Feb. 6 against Colorado.

    Taylor finished with 18 points and Laurence Bowers with 12 points for Missouri.

    Ryan Anderson led Nebraska with 22 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MIZZ
    NEB
    Points 74 59
    FG Made-Attempted 25-55 (.455) 20-46 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 13-20 (.650)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 10

    2009-10 Season

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