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No. 3 Missouri men's basketball team dominates Oklahoma State

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | 10:15 p.m. CST; updated 10:30 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 26, 2012
Missouri's Ricardo Ratliffe swats away a shot by Oklahoma State's Brian Williams during Wednesday's victory over the Cowboys. Ratliffe had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's basketball team got revenge on Wednesday night.

After losing to Oklahoma State 79-72 in January in Stillwater, Okla., the No. 3 Tigers beat the Cowboys 83-65 at Mizzou Arena in a game that was lopsided enough to allow coach Frank Haith to send in his backups with several minutes to play.

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The victory moves Missouri (24-2) back into a tie with Kansas at the top of the Big 12 standings at 11-2 in the conference.

Missouri doubled Oklahoma State in scoring in the first half, breaking open a 44-22 halftime lead. The Tigers led by as much as 33 in the second half, and coasted to an 18-point win.

The scoring was balanced for Missouri, with five players scoring in double-digits. Marcus Denmon led the team with 17 points. Michael Dixon and Ricardo Ratliffe each had 15, and Phil Pressey and Kim English each had 13. Ratliffe also led the team with 12 rebounds.

The Tigers' defense held Le'Bryan Nash to 11 points, after he scored 27 in their last meeting. Keiton Page led Oklahoma State (12-14, 5-8) on Wednesday with 23 points.

Tigers seniors Kim English, Marcus Denmon and Steve Moore became the winningest four-year class with their 101st win.

Missouri faces Texas A&M at 1 p.m. on Saturday in College Station, Texas.


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