COLUMBIA, MO- Flashback. The Bears make a 3-pt shot as time expires to lose 89-88. Present day. Mizzou doesn't let it come down to a final possession.
The last two games for the Tigers prior to the game against Baylor on Saturday, 2/11, came down to one shot. One shot to tie. One shot that clanged off the rim. Elijah Johnson's one shot was off target in Mizzou's 74-71 win over Kansas on Feb. 4th in Columbia, and Steven Pledger's one shot missed it's mark in the Tigers's 71-68 win over Oklahoma on Feb. 6th in Norman.
Phil Pressey took the game over and the Tigers extended their lead with a record-tying 14 3-pt shots made on 28 attempts. Final score at Mizzou Arena: 72-57. Pressey led the Tigers with 19 points while Baylor's Quincy Miller led all scorers with 20. Marcus Denmon only needed 9 points to pass Jon Sunvold for 10th on Mizzou's all-time scoring list. Denmon finished with 16. Michael Dixon also finished with 16 off the bench and Kim English was the fourth Tiger in double-digit scoring with 12.
Next up for the 4th-ranked Tigers (23-2, 10-2) is Oklahoma State (12-13, 5-7) on Wednesday, Feb. 15th. Game time is set for 8p on ESPN2. In the first match-up in Stillwater, the Cowboys defeated Mizzou 79-72. Kansas defeated Oklahoma State 81-66 in Lawrence while Baylor survived 64-60 in Stillwater. Mizzou's Feb. 25th showdown in Phog Allen Fieldhouse plays an even bigger role in the race for the regular season conference title.