COLUMBIA, MO. (AP) - Marcus Denmon scored 20 points, showing no
after effects from a blow to the head three days earlier, to help
No. 20 Missouri beat Texas Tech 92-84 on Tuesday night.
Kim English had 16 points and reserve Michael Dixon 13 points
for the Tigers (20-6, 6-5 Big 12), who shot 58 percent but were
tested in a run-and-gun contest that was light on defense before
going to 16-0 at home. John Roberson had 21 points for Texas Tech
(11-15, 3-8), which shot 49 percent.
Missouri entered averaging a 23.7-point victory margin at Mizzou
Arena and led by 13 with about 9½ minutes left, but were hanging on
after Roberson's 3-pointer cut the margin to three with 1:14 to
play. The Tigers scored the game's last five points, despite a pair
of missed free throws by English.
David Tairu added 17 points for Texas Tech which lost its fourth
in a row - all against ranked opponents.