COL BKB: Missouri 83, Oklahoma State 65

Feb. 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Marcus Denmon led five Missouri players in double figures Wednesday and the No. 3 Tigers stormed to an 83-65 crushing of Oklahoma State.

Only seven Tigers played more than 5 minutes in the game and Denmon paced a balanced scoring effort with 17 points.

Missouri has won six in a row and is tied with Kansas for the lead in the Big 12 Conference race.

Ricardo Ratliffe added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers (24-2, 11-2 Big 12). Phil Pressey and Kim English each had 13.

The Tigers held Oklahoma State to two points during a stretch of 7:59 in the first half en route to a 22-point lead at intermission.

The Cowboys (12-14, 5-8) got 23 points from Keiton Page. It was Oklahoma State's fourth loss in six games.

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