The Missouri Tigers successfully bounced back from its first loss of the season by grinding out a tough 76-69 win over Iowa State. After trailing by two at halftime, the Tigers outscored the Cyclones by nine points in the second half to improve their record to 15-1 on the season.
Missouri won the game with a balanced scoring effort with six of the seven players that appeared in the game scoring in double figures. Matt Pressey led the way with 14 points while Ricardo Ratliffe, Phil Pressey and Michael Dixon all finished with 12 each. Kim English and Steve Moore each chipped in 10 points. Leading scorer Marcus Denmon hit only 1-5 shots and finished with six points and a team-high seven assists.