Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 1/28/12
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COLUMBIA, Mo. Marcus Denmon dribbled out the closing seconds, and Missouri coach Frank Haith stood nearby clapping to end an imperfect victory that, on Saturday afternoon, served as further proof that this Tigers season will include blemish. As expected, second-ranked Missouri beat struggling Texas Tech 63-50 at Mizzou Arena, its 12th straight victory at home. As expected, the Tigers improved to 6-2 in Big 12 play, leaving them tied with Baylor for second place and one game behind Kansas for first. And with little surprise, Haith praised his team's response after losing to Oklahoma State on Wednesday by saying, "I thought the game today, we played Big 12 basketball. It was a hard-fought Big 12 game." The game Saturday was contested perhaps more than expected given Texas Tech's stature as the lone Big 12 team with an 0-7 conference record before tipoff but the fact that the Red Raiders were as close as seven points with a little more than two minutes left said more about Misso...
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