COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Earlier in the season, Frank Haith acknowledged that Missouri's offense ran through Laurence Bowers.
For the third consecutive game, Phil Pressey dictated the pace in the second half and put the 12th-ranked Tigers in position to win. Unlike its last game, a 3-point overtime loss at UCLA, Missouri scored down the stretch Saturday and managed to edge Bucknell 66-64.
Pressey scored a career-high 26 points, mostly thanks to a career-best 10 made field goals. He singlehandedly kept the Tigers in the game during a 90-second stretch late in the second half by scoring seven consecutive points.
"He's a terrific player," Haith said. "Phil will tell you he's all about just getting better and learning. You love a kid like that, he has that kind of attitude. I don't think surprise is the word that I would use about Phil. Those special players, when you have one, he's one of those guys that can do a lot of different things on the court to help you win basket...