The last time Missouri earned a thrilling win over a high-profile opponent, it lost its next game in the Sooner State.
The fourth-ranked Tigers will try to avoid a repeat and hold on to their share of the Big 12 lead as they play at Oklahoma on Monday night during another stop on their conference farewell tour.
With Marcus Denmon leading the way, Missouri (21-2, 8-2) rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes Saturday to edge archrival and No. 8 Kansas 74-71. The Tigers' leading scorer had nine of his 29 points during his team's game-closing 11-0 run, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 56 seconds left.
"I think that our experience really helped us out," said Denmon, who made 10 of 16 shots after connecting at only a 25.6 percent clip over the three previous games.
The senior guard had 17 points during an 89-88 win at then-No. 3 Baylor on Jan. 21 and matched that total at Oklahoma State four days later. Denmon, though, missed 12 of 16 shots in that 79-72...