COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Marcus Denmon scored nine of his 29 points during a late-game surge Saturday that handed No. 4 Missouri a 74-71 win over eighth-ranked Kansas.
Denmon personally scored nine consecutive points, including a pair of 3-pointers, as the Tigers (21-2, 8-2 Big 12) finished the game on a 13-0 run.
Denmon drained 6-of-9 attempts from 3-point range overall as Missouri claimed its third straight win and forged a tie with the Jayhawks (18-5, 8-2) and Baylor atop the Big 12 Conference.
Thomas Robinson provided 25 points and 13 rebounds for Kansas, and Tyshawn Taylor contributed 21 points.