No. 5 Missouri Vs. No. 3 Baylor: Tigers Hold On For 89-89 Win

In a battle between two top-five teams from the Big 12, Missouri squeaked by Baylor with an 89-88 win. For more, check out Baylor blog Our Daily Bears and Missouri blog Rock M Nation.

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No. 5 Missouri Vs. No. 3 Baylor: Tigers Score 89-88 Win In Waco

Baylor was undefeated at the beginning of the week. After Missouri got a win on the road in Waco, the Bears now have two losses on the season.

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Missouri Vs. Baylor Halftime Score: Ricardo Ratliffe Gives Tigers Lead Early

Saturday afternoon's game between the Missouri Tigers and Baylor Bears was expected to be an excellent game considering it features the top two teams in the Big 12, but it's probably overtaken even those expectations. The Tigers, ranked two behind the No. 3 Bears, took a 39-35 lead into halftime.

The Bears led 14-13 lost standout Kim English due to foul trouble a lot earlier than expected (with 12:40 left in the first half, to be exact), but the Mizzou role players stepped up in a big way. Center Ricardo Ratliffe scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds -- five on the offensive end -- as he exceed what was expected from him while Flip Pressey scored five points, dished four assists and recorded a pair of steals for good measure.

As far as Baylor was concerned, Quincy Miller scored 11 points while Quincy Acy and Pierre Jackson had seven points apiece, but the first half's story was centered on the play of Perry Jones III. The star prospect mustered just six points and three rebounds as he looked a bit too passive on both ends of the floor.

It's still anyone's game, but Mizzou looked poised to take the Big 12 lead with their play in the first half.

For more on the Missouri basketball program, be sure to visit Rock M Nation. For more on Baylor, Our Daily Bears has you covered.

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