PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball rises to No. 2 in AP polls

Monday, January 23, 2012 | 12:06 p.m. CST; updated 1:20 p.m. CST, Monday, January 23, 2012

The last time the Tigers were No. 2 was week 4 of 2001. That 2001-2002 team went on to lose in the second round of the NCAA tournament and finished the season unranked.

Members of the Missouri men's basketball team celebrate after winning the Braggin' Rights game Thursday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Missouri 's Kim English, 24, looks on as teammates Phil Pressey, 1, and Ricardo Ratliffe, 10, celebrate after Baylor's Pierre Jackson, 55, fouled Pressey in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday in Waco, Texas. Missouri won 89-88.
Missouri fans Kyle Morris, left, and Anthony Roderman cheer for the men's basketball team during the first half of Missouri's game against Texas on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri basketball players Matt Pressey, left, Ricardo Ratliffe, Kim English, Steve Moore, Laurence Bowers and Earnest Ross watch their teammate make a basket Sunday at Mizzou Arena at the end of the game against William and Mary.

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