Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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After cruising through its non-conference schedule with little difficulty, Missouri is focused on the more difficult challenges ahead. Enjoying its best start in 30 years, the seventh-ranked Tigers look to keep rolling as they open Big 12 play Tuesday night against visiting Oklahoma. Missouri (13-0) moved up one spot in this week's AP poll after keeping its unblemished record intact with Friday's 75-68 victory at Old Dominion. Senior Marcus Denmon scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half - including the go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining. "We're really happy with 13 wins heading into conference play, but we understand that none of those wins matter," said Denmon, who ranks third in the conference with an average of 18.7 points. Though Missouri had plenty to celebrate in 2011, it knows 2012 brings consistently tougher competition in the Big 12 - including unbeaten Baylor and two other ranked foes in Kansas and Kansas State. "You understand, once you get to...
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