Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 2/5/12
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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The end of a furious and frenetic Border Showdown perhaps the last edition held at Mizzou Arena for a good while marked the latest twist in a compelling Big 12 Conference race and the growth of a program under its surprising first-year coach. Kansas junior guard Elijah Johnson's 3-point attempt bounced to the side of the rim as the horn sounded, and screams from Missouri's student section roared feet away. But the response that followed revealed the Tigers have greater goals in mind than an early February victory over their archrival. In the moments after No. 4 Missouri clinched a 74-71 triumph over No. 8 Kansas on Saturday night, the Tigers' Kim English and Marcus Denmon waved to Missouri students and pleaded with them to remain where they stood. White confetti tumbled from the ceiling, but most of the charged fans wearing gold respected the senior leaders' wishes not to rush the court. This Missouri team, English said later, does not enter games expecting to...
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