If seeking revenge for one of its only two losses this season was on No. 3 Missouri’s mind, the Tigers kept that goal in the locker room Wednesday night.
Next up, the Tigers travel to the usually hostile Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Irish struggled to slow down the Tigers’ four-guard offense, which pressured them mercilessly on defense and turned just about every turnover into a fast-break basket at the other end.
This season, the Tigers started the year 14-1 and finished with a thud finishing 9-10 in their final 20 games.
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Baylor twice cut the deficit to eight early in the second half before fading, and committed 21 turnovers.
The Tigers are 14-0 in the Mizzou Arena and have led by at least 15 points in the second half of the last nine games.
The junior is averaging 12.8 points and 7 rebounds since the Tigers began conference play.
Missouri had the game over by halftime, forging a 22-point lead with play dominant enough to overcome its own mistakes.