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Dixon leads No. 7 Missouri over Iowa State

9:28 PM, Feb 29, 2012   |    comments
February 29, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Marcus Denmon (12) jumps to make a basket over Iowa State Cyclones guard Bubu Palo (1) and Iowa State Cyclones guard Scott Christopherson (11) during the first half at Mizzou Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE
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Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Michael Dixon had a game-high 21 points to lead five Missouri players in double figures, as the seventh-ranked Tigers pulled away to beat Iowa State, 78-72, on Wednesday.

Ricardo Ratliffe scored 16 points for Missouri (26-4, 13-4 Big 12), which snapped a two-game losing streak and clinched the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Tournament.

Marcus Denmon finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Kim English contributed totals of 13 and eight in the win. Phil Pressey added 11 points and four assists.

Royce White registered 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Cyclones (21-9, 11-6), who had their winning streak halted at three games.

Melvin Ejim supplied a double-double of 10 points and 13 boards in defeat.


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