Ricardo Ratliffe scored a career-high 27
points and No. 5 Missouri held on for an 89-88 victory over No. 3
Baylor after a furious late rally by the Bears.
Ratliffe had a big, two-handed slam dunk midway through the
second half when he scored six points in an 8-0 spurt that put the
Tigers (18-1, 5-1 Big 12) up 68-58. Missouri still led by 10 with
Missouri had to hit 10 of 12 free throws in the final minute.
Marcus Denmon's free throw with 4 seconds left made it 89-85 before
Brady Heslip hit a game-ending 3-pointer for Baylor (17-2, 4-2),
which has lost two in a row after a 17-0 start.
Quincy Miller led Baylor with 29 points while Pierre Jackson had
20 points and 15 assists.
Phil Pressey added 18 points for the Tigers and Denmon had 15.