Missouri men's basketball team defeats Oral Roberts

Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 9:22 p.m. CST; updated 12:25 a.m. CST, Friday, December 17, 2010
Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, shoots over Oral Roberts' Steven Roundtree in the Tigers' victory Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Oral Roberts 81-62 Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Laurence Bowers scored 17 points and Marcus Denmon scored 16 to help lead No. 13 Missouri (9-1).

Freshman guard Phil Pressey started in place of suspended Michael Dixon. Pressey scored eight points and led Missouri with eight assists.

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