The Baylor Bears were only able to get 4 points from their star players Perry Jones III as the Missouri Tigers defense stifled Scott Drew's team on the road as they went down 72-57 in Columbia on Saturday.
Marcus Denmon and Michael Dixon both put up 16 points and 6 assists and Phil Pressey's 19 points proved to be plenty of offense for Frank Haith's basketball team. The Tigers were more efficient with the ball (8 turnovers to the Bears 12) and moved the ball much better (18 assists to the Bears 10) which lead to easy buckets and open shots from three-point range.
Missouri made 14 of their 28 three-point attempts versus Baylor and that prevented the Bears from ultimately catching up in the contest. Baylor's Quincy Miller posted a strong 20-point effort in a game where no other Bear was able to score more than 7 points.
With the win, Missouri now holds a half-game lead in the Big 12 standings with Kansas playing later on tonight versus Oklahoma State. Baylor is now two games behind Missouri and are effectively out of the running for the Big 12 regular season conference title.
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