1:30 PM ET, February 11, 2012
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Phil Pressey's first 3-point attempt went in off the glass. The sophomore guard, known more for flashy, no-look passes than his outside touch, took that sketchy success and ran with it.Pressey scored 19 points, making four of No. 4 Missouri's season-best 14 3-pointers, and the Tigers beat No. 6 Baylor 72-57 on Saturday. He had no 3-pointers the previous five games, but stepped up against the slumping Bears."It just happens like that sometimes," Pressey said of his bank shot. "I made it, so that's all that counts."Sixth man Michael Dixon also had four 3-pointers and Marcus Denmon added three for Missouri (23-2, 10-2 Big 12), which shot 50 percent from long range.
COLUMBIA, MO - FEBRUARY 11: Michael Dixon #11 of the Missouri Tigerspasses as AJ Walton #22 of the Baylor Bears...(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-58 (.362)||24-50 (.480)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-17 (.235)||14-28 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-15 (.733)||10-13 (.769)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
In 4 games against top-10 teams, Perry Jones III is averaging just 9 points per game and shooting 34 percent from the floor. Baylor is 0-4 in those games.[+]
Perry Jones III - This Season
Prior to this week, the last time Missouri defeated two top-10 teams in the same week was January of 1998 (Kansas, Iowa). The last time Missouri defeated three top-10 teams in the same SEASON was 1989-90 (7 UNC, 7 Arkansas, and 1 Kansas twice that year). Like this year, the Tigers were themselves ranked in single digits nearly all of that season.
Missouri is now 3-0 this season against top-10 opponents (ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll) with 2 wins over Baylor and a win over Kansas. Quite a change for the Tigers after the team was just 1-7 against top-10 teams in the previous 2 seasons combined losing 5 of the games by double-digits.[+]
Missouri vs Top-10 Opponents Last 3 Seasons - ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll
Missouri finished with a season-high 14 3-pointers, accounting for 42 of the team's 72 Points (58.3 pct). That's the second-highest percentage ever for Missouri in a Big 12 game.
Baylor falls to 0-4 against Kansas and Missouri this season (21-0 vs all other opponents). The Bears defense has fallen apart against the Jayhawks and Tigers.[+]
Baylor Bears - This Season
ESPN Stats & Information