7:00 PM ET, February 15, 2011
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sporting the look of a boxer with a row of stitches just beneath his right eye, Marcus Denmon got Missouri (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) going early with 18 first-half points.The Tigers could have used a little more from their leading scorer the rest of the way, and a little more fight from the rest of the roster.Kim English scored all but two of his 16 points in the second half and reserve Michael Dixon 13 points in a 92-84 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The Tigers (20-6, 6-5 Big 12) shot 58 percent but were tested in a run-and-gun contest that was light on defense before pulling away late to go to 16-0 at home.
An Up And Down Affair
Missouri is fifth in the country in transition points per game, but on Tuesday the Red Raiders were ready to run with the Tigers.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-63 (.492)||36-62 (.581)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-13 (.462)||8-17 (.471)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-26 (.615)||12-20 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|