Missouri has to work for victory over Navy

Phil Pressey goes up for a dunk to the delight of Missouri teammate Michael Dixon during the second half of Saturday’s game against Navy at Mizzou Arena.

Phil Pressey goes up for a dunk to the delight of Missouri teammate Michael Dixon during the second half of Saturday’s game against Navy at Mizzou Arena. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA — Missouri’s ninth win of the season looked very similar to its first eight wins from a statistics standpoint.

The Tigers shot nearly 50 percent from the field, held their opponent to less than 60 points and won by a large margin.

And while the outcome was never in doubt, it was a different type of victory for the Tigers, one that doesn’t always show up in the box score. The 10th-ranked Tigers had to work for everything they got in an 84-59 victory against Navy Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

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