Slew of 3-pointers pushes Missouri basketball past Baylor

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | 2:47 p.m. CST; updated 3:08 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 12, 2012

*CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misidentified Missouri's next opponent. The Tigers play Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's basketball team beat Baylor 72-57 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Neither team led by more than five points until the No. 4 Tigers (23-2, 10-2) went on a 17-3 run during the middle of the second half. They hit five 3-pointers on that run — two by Michael Dixon, one each by Phil Pressey, Kim English and Marcus Denmon — and got an electrifying slam dunk from Steve Moore.

Pressey had 19 points to lead a group of four Missouri players in double figures. Denmon scored 16 and passed former Tigers player Jon Sundvold for 10th all-time on the Missouri career scoring list.

Denmon also matched Sundvold for another milestone. Missouri won 100 games during Sundvold's four seasons as a Tiger, a record that stood as the highest until Saturday. The win against No. 6 Baylor (21-4, 8-4) was the 100th for Denmon and his fellow four-year seniors English and Moore.

Their class can set a four-year record for wins Wednesday when the Tigers host Oklahoma State (12-12, 5-6)*. 

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