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PHOTO GALLERY: MU beats KU, 74-71, in final home game of the traditional rivalry

Saturday, February 4, 2012 | 10:49 p.m. CST; updated 12:18 a.m. CST, Sunday, February 5, 2012

COLUMBIA — The No. 4 Missouri men's basketball team made a comeback for the ages against No. 8 Kansas on Saturday night at Mizzou Arena, winning 74-71.

Missouri travels to Kansas on Feb. 25 for a rematch on the Jayhawks' turf.

Missouri's switch to the Southeastern Conference means the two teams won't be playing each other again in the Big 12 Conference. 

Missouri center Steve Moore boxes out Kansas center Jeff Withey during a Kansas freethrow. Down by six points with less than three minutes left in the game, MU came back to beat KU 74-71 Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's Marcus Denmon tries to shoot past Kansas' Kevin Young in the Tigers' 74-71 victory Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Denmon led Missouri with 29 points, including a 6-of-9 effort from the 3-point line.
Missouri's Phil Pressey fights Kansas' Conner Teahan for the ball in the first half. The Tigers went on to beat the Jayhawks 74-71 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's Kim English grabs the ball as Kansas' Thomas Robinson attempts to rebound in the first half.
Missouri's Kim English and Steve Moore battle Kansas' Justin Wesley and Thomas Robinson for a rebound in the first half.
Missouri guard Phil Pressey attempts to steal the ball from Kansas guard Elijah Johnson during the game on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri guard Kim English jumps to receive a long pass during the game against Kansas at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
Missouri guard Michael Dixon defends Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor as he loses control over the ball during the second half of the Missouri vs. Kansas game. The Tigers won 74-71 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

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