LAWRENCE, Kan. — The No. 3 Missouri men's basketball team came up just short against Kansas on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Not having won there since 1999, Missouri led by as much as 19 points in the second half, but Kansas came back and forced overtime, tying it at 75 at the end of regulation.
Missouri led twice in overtime, with senior Marcus Denmon scoring eight points in the period. But after Matt and Phil Pressey both fouled out in overtime, Missouri couldn't stop Kansas and lost by 87-86.
Denmon led Missouri with 28 points. Ricardo Ratliffe scored 22, and Michael Dixon scored 17. Phil Pressey led the team with 12 assists and Ratliffe led with 12 rebounds.
Kansas' win gives them a stranglehold on the Big 12 Conference standings. Kansas has won seven-straight Big 12 regular season titles and now leads Missouri by two games for first place. Both teams have two regular season games left to play.
Missouri next plays Iowa State on at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. The Tigers seniors will be recognized at that game, the last home game of the season.