Missouri dismissed Texas Tech in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament, hardly breaking a sweat in the process. Final score 80-47. Clarence Gilbert had 26 points including six three’s. The Tigers used a 23-8 run to blow the game open midway through the second half. The Red Raiders turned the ball over 26 times. Kareem Rush had 13 points, and Keyon Dooling scored 12. Tonight, things get tougher. The Tigers face Oklahoma, which handed Mizzou its worse loss of the year, 83-56 in Norman. Oklahoma is 24-5 and led by senior forward Eduardo Najera. A win over the Sooners would essentially erase all doubt about the Tigers’ tournament chances.