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Kim English, Missouri Defense Give Tigers 89-73 Victory Over Colorado

The Missouri Tigers -- and Kim English -- got back on track Saturday. Mizzou's defense caused Colorado all kinds of problems and as they dropped the Buffaloes for an 89-73 victory. English added 21 points as the 14th ranked Tigers moved to 18-5 on the season and 4-4 in the Big 12.

Missouri head coach Mike Anderson switched things up a little bit starting both Phil and Matt Pressey along with Laurence Bowers. The change apparently helped as Mizzou's defense produced 23 turnovers and they held Alec Burks, who had 36 points in their last meeting, to 21 points. 

Marcus Denmon had 17 points while Ricardo Ratliffe was his usual, productive self with 14 points and nine boards. English's 21 points came in reserve work as he missed out on the starting lineup for just the second time this season.

Missouri lost to Colorado (in Boulder) the last time they played but this time around the Tigers defense came to play. After producing just 10 turnovers in their last meeting, Missouri created 23 turnovers on Saturday night at Mizzou Arena. 

The Tigers are really a pretty easy team to figure out. If their defense is playing well, they're a tough team to beat. If they're at home, they're a tough team to beat. But if their defense isn't creating turnovers, or they're on the road, they've shown they're vulnerable.

Next up for Missouri? Kansas on Monday night.