Marcus Denmon's shooting touch has been as under the weather as the Missouri guard.
Denmon's voice was hoarse and he appeared a bit bleary-eyed from a cold after the second-ranked Tigers' tougher-than-expected 63-50 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. Certainly, his marksmanship could use a dose of Vitamin C.
The senior guard, one of the Big 12's proven go-to offensive threats for a couple of seasons, has been misfiring for much of January, hitting at a sickly 31 percent clip over the last four games.
Good thing for Missouri that he's found a lot of other ways to help.
Denmon is second on the team in rebounding. He's a deadeye from the free throw line, hitting all 10 attempts Saturday. He had no turnovers, contributed three steals and ill or not, played 35 minutes.
''Some nights it doesn't go your way,'' Denmon said. ''But making shots at the free throw line or playing good defense or affecting the game in other ways helps us win.''
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