Missouri beats Texas

Phil Pressey leads No. 9 Tigers

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Phil Pressey had 18 points, including seven straight to get No. 9 Missouri out of trouble in the second half of an 84-73 victory over Texas on Saturday.

Ricardo Ratliffe made his first eight shots and had 21 points and Marcus Denmon had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (16-1, 3-1 Big 12). Ratliffe, who takes all his shots close to the basket, entered the game leading the nation in shooting at 76.8 percent.

J’Covan Brown had 34 points, including the 1,000th of his career, for Texas (12-5, 2-2). Myck Kabongo had 12 points and 10 assists and Jonathan Holmes had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Longhorns.

Pressey had 10 assists, reaching double figures for the fourth time this season and the first in conference play. Missouri is 10-0 at home, all the victories by double digits.

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