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Missouri Vs. Kansas: Jayhawks Win With Rebounding, Offensive Efficiency

The Kansas Jayhawks are tops in the country in field goal percentage hitting on about 52.7 percent of their shots and on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse against the Missouri Tigers they were even better than that. Kansas hit 60.7 percent of their shots in an awesome offensive effort as they passed triple digits beating Mizzou, 103-86. The only thing more impressive than shooting over 60 percent is hitting 11-of-19 three pointers.

"Kansas is a team that can score, and we're a team that can score, but I thought they really hit some tough shots," Missouri head coach Mike Anderson said. "A lot of those threes knocked you back."

They also nearly doubled up Mizzou in the rebounding department, 38 to 20. Ricardo Ratliffe and Laurence Bowers started hot for the Tigers each going 3-for-3 and snagging a few boards to start the game. Ratliffe had seven points and three rebounds midway through the first half. He ended the game with 12 points and just three rebounds thanks to some foul trouble. Bowers ended with just five rebounds. Kansas, with Marcus and Markieff Morris, are a force down low. 

"I thought in the first half, we did a good job," Anderson said. "In the second, they (the Morris twins) took the fight to them. They were going inside."    

It's pretty simple, really. When Kansas plays like that, they won't be beat. I'm not going to lie to you and say I've watched a lot of Ohio State basketball but it's hard for me to see anyone beating KU when they play like that, especially at Allen Fieldhouse.

Check out Rock Chalk Talk for more on the game.