Missouri steams past Nebraska 74-59

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)—Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 24 points as Missouri took control midway through the second half and pulled away to defeat Nebraska 74-59 on Saturday.

Missouri (20-7, 8-4 Big 12) trailed 39-38 when Zaire Taylor hit a jumper that gave the Tigers the lead they would never relinquish with 17:07 remaining.

Nebraska (13-14, 1-11) could manage just three baskets in the next 5 1/2 minutes against the tight Missouri man-to-man defense. The Tigers outscored the Huskers 16-6 in that stretch, going up 56-45 on Denmon’s short jumper that came off a Tiger steal.

Denmon’s 24 points came on 8 of 12 shooting from the field, including 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line. His previous career high of 22 came on Feb. 6 against Colorado.

Taylor finished with 18 points and Laurence Bowers with 12 points for Missouri.

Ryan Anderson led Nebraska with 22 points.

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 Missouri
Marcus Denmon Marcus Denmon
8-12,  24 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Nebraska
Ryan Anderson Ryan Anderson
6-12,  22 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists

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