13 January 2011

Mizzou Conference Win

Marcus Denmon led all scorers with 27 points and also had 6 rebounds
Mizzou's Kim English (24) drives to the rim.

The Missouri Tigers men's basketball team notched their first conference victory of 2011 with a 77-69 win over rival Nebraska on Wednesday, January 12.  Nebraska is coming off of a 1-pt win over conference foe Iowa State in Lincoln.  The Tigers, coming off of a loss in Boulder against Colorado, were looking for a rebound and controlled the game from the onset.  Marcus Denmon scored 8 of the Tigers' first 10 enroute to a 27 point night to lead all scorers.  Denmon also went 5/7 from behind the 3-pt line.
Laurence Bowers and Ricardo Ratliffe each added 12 of their own, with Kim English tallying 9 points.  The Tiger bench that was so potent throughout the start of the season only contributed just 17 points, with 12 from Bowers alone.  Nebraska's Toney McCray led the Huskers with 17 points.  Mizzou improves their season to 15-2, 1-1; while Nebraska falls to 13-2, 1-1.  The Tigers are on the road to College Station, TX to take on the Texas A&M Aggies.  Tip off is slated for 12p/C.  Missouri will return home for Kansas State on the 17th.  The Huskers have another difficult task as they travel to Lawrence, KS to take on the 3rd-ranked Jayhawks, who escaped Iowa State with a five point victory.

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