Missouri Rolls over CU 92-63

Tigers led by Denmon's 21 points off the bench to run away from Buffaloes

On Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena, the Missouri Tigers (21-7, 9-4) defeated the Colorado Buffaloes (12-15, 3-10) by the final score of 92-63.


Thanks to Missouri's pressure defense, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead, led 48-32 at the half, then extended it to as many as 30 before Coach Anderson emptied his bench in the final minutes.


Marcus Denmon led Missouri in scoring with 21 points, and Keith Ramsey, who was perfect from the field, registered 13 points and 7 rebounds.  J.T. Tiller scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and dished out 9 assists.


Afterward, Coach Anderson spoke about his team's play.  "I thought (Missouri) played well. I thought they came out defensively and set the tone, and guys came off the bench and gave us some great, great minutes.  We shared the basketball, and of course I always say, when you're playing defense, and you make shots, boy, watch out for our basketball team!"


The only negative on the night for Missouri was a knee injury suffered by Justin Safford early in the first half.  Safford landed awkwardly following a lay-up attempt and was carried off the court and into the locker room.  He returned to the bench in uniform later in the half, but never returned to the game.


After the game, Coach Anderson reported that the extent of Safford's injury was not yet known, then added,  "We're going to hope and pray that Justin's going to be fine.  But, that's basketball.  And, that happens in the season.  And, somebody else has got to step up."


Early in the game, when Missouri set the tone with their defensive play, Kim English appeared to take responsibility for chortling Colorado freshmen, Alec Burks.  English gave his team a boost with a good job on the defensive end, as Burks was never much of a factor in this game.


The Tigers out-rebounded the Buffaloes 33-28, and forced Colorado into 19 turnovers.  Missouri assisted on 18 of 35 made baskets.


Coach Anderson talked about J.T. Tiller.  "J.T. Tiller had his imprint on this game........... He's really taken the lead with this basketball team.............. He has an impact on the game without scoring."


Denmon scored every which way, and appears to have elevated his game at this juncture.  He's obviously playing with great confidence and athleticism.


Coach Anderson talked about Denmon.  "Denmon, he's been playing phenomenal!  He continues to play well."

Box Score 
Colorado 63


 

Total 3-point  Rebounds

## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min


05  Relphorde, Marcus  f  3-10  1-4  4-4  1-4  5  2  11  1  3  0  0  24 
33  Dufault, Austin  f  0-1  0-1  0-0  1-2  3  4  0  3  0  0  0  16 
01  Tomlinson, Nate  g  0-1  0-1  0-0  0-0  0  2  0  3  2  0  1  17 
10  Burks, Alec  g  5-9  0-0  3-3  1-4  5  4  13  2  3  1  2  30 
11  Higgins, Cory  g  9-14  2-5  1-2  2-1  3  0  21  2  4  0  0  34 
12  Thorne II, Dwight  -  1-5  0-4  4-4  0-2  2  2  6  1  3  0  1  24 
13  Harris-Tunks, Shane  -  3-3  0-0  0-0  1-1  2  3  6  0  2  0  0  20 
14  Coney, Javon  -  0-1  0-0  0-0  2-0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  3 
24  Knutson, Levi  -  0-2  0-1  0-0  0-5  5  0  0  1  0  0  0  15 
34  Crawford, Casey  -  0-2  0-0  0-0  1-0  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  4 
35  Hornbuckle, Keegan  -  2-3  2-3  0-0  0-0  0  1  6  1  1  0  0  11 
55  Eckloff, Trey  -  0-2  0-1  0-0  0-0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  2 
  Totals..............  -  23-53  5-20  12-13  9-19  28  18  63  14  19  2  4  200 
43.4%  25.0%  92.3% 
Team summary:  FG 3FG FT
1st Half:  11-24  4-10  6-6 
45.8%  40.0%  100 % 
2nd Half:  12-29  1-10  6-7 
41.4%  10.0%  85.7% 

Missouri 92
 

Total 3-point  Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min


15  RAMSEY, Keith  f  6-6  0-0  1-1  3-4  7  2  13  3  0  2  2  27 
23  SAFFORD, Justin  f  3-4  0-0  2-2  0-1  1  0  8  0  1  0  1  7 
04  TILLER, J.T.  g  3-6  0-0  4-5  2-5  7  2  10  9  1  0  1  26 
11  TAYLOR, Zaire  g  2-4  2-3  0-1  0-1  1  2  6  0  0  1  1  16 
24  ENGLISH, Kim  g  3-8  2-3  1-2  0-2  2  0  9  0  2  0  3  23 
03  PAUL, Miguel  -  3-5  2-2  0-0  0-0  0  2  8  3  1  1  1  22 
10  DIXON, Michael  -  3-5  1-2  0-0  0-0  0  3  7  1  2  0  1  15 
12  DENMON, Marcus  -  7-12  2-4  5-8  1-3  4  0  21  2  0  0  1  23 
21  BOWERS, Laurence  -  4-7  0-0  0-0  3-0  3  3  8  0  1  1  0  13 
25  SUTTON, Jarrett  -  0-1  0-0  0-0  1-0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  2 
32  MOORE, Steve  -  1-2  0-0  0-0  0-3  3  2  2  0  1  2  2  21 
33  STONE, Tyler  -  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  2 
35  UNDERWOOD, John  -  0-0  0-0  0-0  1-2  3  0  0  0  0  2  0  3 
TM  TEAM  -  -  -  -  0-1  1  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 
  Totals..............  -  35-60  9-14  13-19  11-22  33  16  92  18  10  9  13  200 
58.3%  64.3%  68.4% 
Team summary:  FG 3FG FT


1st Half:  19-30  4-6  6-9 
63.3%  66.7%  66.7% 
2nd Half:  16-30  5-8  7-10 
53.3%  62.5%  70.0% 
Score by Periods  1st  2nd  Total   
Colorado  32  31  63  Record: (12-15, 3-10) 
Missouri  48  44  92  Record: (21-7, 9-4) 


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