But it wasn't nearly enough for the Buffs who have dropped five of their last six and have won two Big 12 road games in the past five seasons, especially at Mizzou Arena, where the Tigers are now 14-0 this season.
Colorado was made to look sloppy at times by the always aggressive Missouri defense, and then there were times when the Buffs simply were sloppy all on their own. CU finished the day with 23 turnovers, a stat that won't win many Big 12 Conference games.
By comparison, when Colorado upset Missouri in Boulder earlier this season, the Buffs committed only 13 turnovers.
Missouri guard Marcus Denmon scored 17 for the Tigers and big man Ricardo Ratliffe scored 14 points with nine rebounds.
Colorado fell to 15-9 overall and 4-5 in the league.