Dec. 15, 2011
Mizzou improved to 10-0 for the eighth time in program history and the first since the 1991-92 season.
The Tigers improved their non-conference home court winning streak to 65 with the victory. The Tigers last lost to a non-conference foe at Mizzou Arena in the 2005-06 season.
Missouri scored a season high 104 points, besting the previous mark of 92 against California. It was the first time the team scored 100 points since an 116-point outburst against Central Arkansas on Dec. 18 of last season.
Mizzou has beaten teams by an average of 26.7 points in the first 10 games this season. That mark breaks the record for margin of victory in the first 10 contests of a season.
Mizzou shot a season high 60.0 (39-65) from the floor against the Owls. It was the team's first 60 percent outing since Dec. 18 of last season when the squad hit on 66.2 percent of its shots against Central Arkansas.
Five Tigers scored in double figures for the fourth time this season. The team also did it against Niagara, Cal and Navy. Denmon reached double figures for the 10th time this year, English and Ratliffe the ninth, Dixon the sixth and Matt Pressey the fourth.
Senior Matt Pressey scored 15 points, including 11 in the first half. The total set a new season high.
Sophomore Phil Pressey dished out 10 assists to mark his third double-digit assist total of in 10 games this season. He how has 44 assists in his last five games for an average of 8.8 during the span.
Senior Ricardo Ratliffe made 8-of-10 shots from the floor. He is now shooting 76.5 percent on the season.
Senior Marcus Denmon hit 8-of-11 shots from the field to improve his season shooting percentage to 55 percent.
Junior Michael Dixon made all six of his free throw attempts to improve his career percentage to 85.8 percent, the highest in school history. He is now shooting 95.1 (39-41) percent from the line this season.
Redshirt freshman Kadeem Green tied his career high with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor.
The Tigers recorded 14 assists to tie their season high, also set against Mercer.
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