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CBKB: Missouri gets revenge

The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Laurence Bowers scored 17 points and No. 13 Missouri avenged last season’s defeat to Oral Roberts with an 81-62 victory Thursday night.

Marcus Denmon added 16 points for the Tigers (9-1), who used an 18-2 run in taking a 13-point halftime lead. Missouri held Oral Roberts to 26 percent shooting from the field.

Missouri lost 60-59 at Oral Roberts on Dec. 9, 2009 on a layup with .9 seconds to go and the fans rushed the court.

The Tigers were without starting point guard Michael Dixon who was suspended indefinitely Wednesday after violating an undisclosed team rule. No timetable has been set for his return.

Freshman Phil Pressey got the start in place of Dixon and finished with eight points and seven assists, increasing his total to 16 over the last two games.

Dominique Morrison led the Golden Eagles (4-6) with 18 points and Damen Bell-Holter finished with 10 and a career-high 17 rebounds.

No. 18 Memphis 70, Austin Peay 68, OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Chris Crawford scored six of his 18 points in overtime and Charles Carmouche had 16 points and keyed a second-half rally for Memphis.

Austin Peay had the ball out of bounds with .7 seconds left in overtime, but couldn’t get off a shot.

TyShwan Edmondson led the Governors (6-6) with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Melvin Baker finished with 17 points and 11 boards.

The teams were tied at 56 after regulation. Austin Peay had the last possession in regulation, but Edmondson’s shot on a drive down the left side was blocked by Tarik Black.

Crawford hit two 3-pointers to open the Tigers’ scoring in overtime. Although Austin Peay tied the game at 62, Memphis (8-1) never relinquished the lead after Will Barton hit a 3-pointer with 1:46 left.