Kansas State (19-8, 8-7 Big 12) led 40-30 at halftime and by 16
points in the second half before a late run by Missouri (25-3,
12-3) got the Tigers within 63-60.
Missouri trailed by 4 after two free throws by Michael Dixon
with 2:21 left, but Jordan Henriquez answered with an alley-oop
dunk. The Wildcats extended the lead on two free throws by
Henriquez and built a cushion from the foul line in the final
Thomas Gipson added 13 points for Kansas State.
Dixon scored 21 and Marcus Denmon added 19 for Missouri, which
fell short of the best start in school history.