Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 2/25/12
LAWRENCE, Kan. At the end, Michael Dixon sank to the court with both hands over his face, an epic Border Showdown complete with a painful lesson. Not far away, Marcus Denmon pulled his black jersey over his head, and the two Missouri guards walked from a delirious Allen Fieldhouse understanding the fine difference between joy and disappointment. Less than an hour earlier, it looked as if the third-ranked Tigers would experience a much different postgame scene than the one that erupted following No. 4 Kansas' 87-86 overtime victory Saturday. They led 58-39 following a three-pointer from Denmon with 16:24 left and the Jayhawks' 20-game home-winning looking very much in doubt. They quieted a frothing crowd of 16,300 that made a decibel reading hover near 120 before tipoff. And they appeared poised to erase the memory of a weak effort during a home loss to Kansas State on Tuesday that seemingly took away a chance at an outright Big 12 Conference title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA T...
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