EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Marcus Denmon scored 19 points and No. 9
Missouri held on to beat Oregon 83-80 on Thursday night in a Big
12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series game.
Kim English had 12 points for the Tigers (6-1), who nearly blew
all of their 20-point halftime lead. Ricardo Ratliffe and Michael
Dixon added 11 points each for Missouri and Matt Pressey had 10
E.J. Singler scored a career-high 19 points for the Ducks (4-3),
who trailed 44-24 at halftime but shot 62.1 percent from the field
and made 8 of 15 3-pointers in the second half. Freshman Johnathan
Loyd made two 3s in the final 14 seconds, the second of which cut
the Tigers' lead to 82-80 with 8 seconds to play.
But Dixon made 1 of 2 free throws with 5.3 seconds left, and the
Ducks missed on a last-ditch effort to tie the game as time ran
Loyd, Jay-R Strowbridge and Joevan Catron all had 15 points for