Phil Pressey scored 19 points, making four of No. 4 Missouri’s season-best 14 3-pointers, and the Tigers beat No. 6 Baylor 72-57 on Saturday. Marcus Denmon and Michael Dixon each made four 3-pointers, to help lead the Tigers to a perfect 3-0 record against top 10 teams this year. Quincy Miller led all scorers with 20, however Perry Jones was a non factor once again, only scoring 4 points. Mizzou is now 14-0 at home, and look to make it 15 on Wednesday night against Oklahoma State, in hope to avenge the loss in Stillwater. Come out and support your #3 nationally ranked Tigers on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.!
The nation’s most efficient shooter, Mizzou’s Ricardo Rattliffe scored a career high 29 points as the Tigers beat #3 Baylor by 1 point. The game wasn’t as close as the score indicates, as Baylor’s Brady Heslip hit a meaningless 3 pointer as time expired. Ratliffe earned player of the week awards from both the Big 12 Conference and the National Media after his outstanding effort, helping the Tigers climb to #2 in both the USA Today and AP national polls. Phil Pressey also had an outstanding game, scoring 18 points, while notching 7 assists and 6 steals. Quincy Miller led all scorers with 29, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the the disappearance of Sophomore star Perry Jones, who played in the game, but failed to have any impact.
Michael Dixon scored 18 points and helped ignite a 17-0 first-half run as No. 5 Missouri beat Texas A&M 70-51 on Monday, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies. Denmon added 16 points and nine rebounds for Missouri, which leads the Big 12 in scoring offense (83.9) and field goal percentage (51.2). Ricardo Rattliffe notched 17 points as well, keeping his reign as the nation’s leader in field goal percentage (77). Next up for the Tigers is a HUGE conference matchup in Waco as the #5 Tigers travel to take on #3 Baylor. A Tiger win would put the team in great shape for a Conference Title, and most likely secure the #2 spot in the polls next week.