No. 20 Missouri outlasts Texas Tech 92-84

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.