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Tigers leaving Big 12 with championship

8:13 PM, Mar 10, 2012   |    comments
  • March 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; The Missouri Tigers and head coach Frank Haith are presented the trophy after winning the 2012 Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. Missouri won 90 - 75. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
  • March 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Kim English (24) celebrates after Missouri wins the the 2012 Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. Missouri won 90 - 75 over the Baylor Bears. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
  • March 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; The Missouri Tigers and head coach Frank Haith are presented the trophy after winning the 2012 Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. Missouri won 90 - 75. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
    
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DAVE SKRETTA

AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri is leaving the Big 12 on top.

Kim English capped a phenomenal conference tournament with 19 points, Phil Pressey added 15 points and eight assists, and the fifth-ranked Tigers beat No. 12 Baylor 90-75 on Saturday night to win their second championship in the past four years.

The Tigers (30-4), who led from start to finish, will head off to the Southeastern Conference next year savoring a title in coach Frank Haith's first season in charge.

English wound up 29 of 40 from the field in a virtuoso performance in Kansas City. Michael Dixon added 17 points, and Ricardo Ratliffe and Marcus Denmon had 15 each.

Perry Jones III led Baylor (27-7) with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Brady Heslip scored 14 and Deuce Bello came off the bench to add 13 for the Bears, who were turned away short of their first conference tournament title since 1950.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

3/10/2012 7:27:21 PM (GMT -6:00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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