The tables were turned on the Missouri Tigers last night as Kansas State used strong defense to help out hustle and out muscle Mizzou with an 88-72 win over the Tigers.  Mizzou’s winning streak ends at four, now 4-2 in the Big 12.

Head coach Mike Anderson warned his team that K-State’s energy level would be high and that they would need to respond, but it just never happened.  It took over three minutes for the Tigers to get on the board and right from the onset it just looked like K-State was the hungrier team.

The Wildcats battled inside outscoring MU 42-24 in the paint and scored 29 points off  17 Missouri turnovers.

The Tigers shot just 39% while K-State was a solid 53%.  DeMarre Carroll led Mizzou with 19 points and Matt Lawrence had 17.  Anderson was disappointed with guard play.  The starters JT Tiller, Kim English, and Zaire Taylor were a combined 5 of 18 while Miguel Paul and Marcus Denmon were just 1 of 7, with Denmon going 0 for 5 in front of a strong following of friends and family.

Check out comments from head coach Mike Anderson, DeMarre Carroll, and Matt Lawrence.

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