NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Marcus Denmon
poured in 28 points Tuesday, helping 10th-ranked Missouri down Villanova 81-71 at the Jimmy V Classic in New York.
The Tigers remained unbeaten at 8-0 thanks in part to 17 points and 11 rebounds from Ricardo Ratliffe and Kim English added 15 points. Phil Pressey contributed to the win with a career-high 12 assists.
The Wildcats (5-3) lost for the third time in four games despite 14 points and eight assists from Maalik Wayns.
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