Missouri handles Kansas State at Mizzou Arena

Monday, January 17, 2011 | 6:56 p.m. CST; updated 7:47 p.m. CST, Monday, January 17, 2011

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Kansas State 75-59 Monday at Mizzou Arena.

Marcus Denmon led Missouri with 14 points, and Phil Pressey scored 13 points after coming in off the bench for the Tigers.

The No. 13 Tigers (16-3, 2-2 Big 12) jumped two places in Monday's polls despite losing in overtime at Texas A&M on Saturday

Jacob Pullen had 16 points while Jordan Herniquez-Roberts added 14 for Kansas State (13-6, 1-3), which has dropped three of its past four and fell out of the Top 25.

Missouri ended the first half with a 15-point lead, but Kansas State got as close as 58-55 in the second half.

The Tigers have won four straight at home against Kansas State.

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