Bench played key role in Tigers' win

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Disappointed with their play in a 90-65 loss at Kansas, Missouri's bench players proved their worth against Oklahoma.

The reserves scored 23 points as the 15th-ranked Tigers upset No. 4 Oklahoma 73-64 on Wednesday, improving to 25-5 overall, 12-3 in the Big 12 and 18-0 at Mizzou Arena.

It was a far cry better than the showing Sunday at Lawrence against the Jayhawks. The Missouri bench, averaging 30 points per game, scored just six in that lopsided loss to Kansas.

With just a game to go, Missouri still has an outside shot at sharing the Big 12 title. If the Tigers beat Texas A&M and Kansas loses to Texas, both teams would finish 13-3. Oklahoma would also share the title if the Sooners beat Oklahoma State. All three games are Saturday.

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