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Missouri men's basketball wins Big 12 Tournament championship

Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 8:26 p.m. CST; updated 10:43 p.m. CST, Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Missouri men's basketball team celebrates after winning the Big 12 Tournament Championship in Kansas City on Saturday. Missouri beat Baylor 90-75.

KANSAS CITY – For the second time, the Missouri men's basketball team defeated Baylor to clinch the Big 12 Conference Tournament championship, beating the Bears 90-75 on Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Senior guard Kim English, who was named the tournament's most outstanding player, led the Tigers with 19 points and six rebounds. Junior guard Michael Dixon, Missouri's sixth man, added 17 points and four assists. Sophomore guard Phil Pressey, senior guard Marcus Denmon and senior guard Ricardo Ratliffe all contributed 15 points each for the Tigers.

Baylor outrebounded Missouri 38-27, but Missouri outshot Baylor 54 percent to 40 percent.

The Tigers will find out Sunday where they will be seeded in the NCAA tournament during Selection Sunday.


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