No fear of overlooking the Colorado Buffaloes. The Missouri Tigers stayed focused and jumped out to a big lead and never looked back in the Tigers 92-63 win Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers are 21-7, 9-4 in the Big 12, but it didn’t come without a price. Justin Safford went down early in the first half with a knee injury.
It was Safford who jump started the Tigers as he scored eight points in the first seven minutes of the game as the Tigers jumped out to a 15-4 lead. That’s when there was contact under the basket and Safford landed funny on his left knee. A source of the Missourinet who was down on the baseline said he heard Safford tell Mike Anderson that he twisted his knee.
In Safford’s absence, Keith Ramsey picked up the slack by finishing with 13 points on 6 of 6 shooting while pulling in seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and three assists. Marcus Denmon was the Tigers leading scorer again as he finished with 21. The Tigers finished at 58% shooting for the game.
The Tigers built a 48-32 lead after the first half while shooting 68%. Head coach Mike Anderson was a little concerned after the Nebraska win that his team might overlook CU a bit given the fact they won big in Boulder and now have a tough road date with K-State on Saturday.
Listen to comments from JT Tiller, Keith Ramsey and Marcus Denmon
Listen to comments from Mike Anderson