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Posted on March 2, 2014 at 4:32 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jabari Brown scored 21 points and Missouri set season bests with 62 percent shooting and 19 assists to whip Mississippi State 85-66 yesterday. Jordan Clarkson had 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds and reserve Keanu Post added career bests of 14 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers. Mizzou is 14-2 at home and reached 20 victories for the sixth straight season.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Shane Southwell had 13 points and Kansas State overcame a huge game by Iowa State star Melvin Ejim to beat the 15th-ranked Cyclones 80-73 Saturday night. Thomas Gipson and D.J. Johnson added 12 points apiece for the Wildcats, who will play at Oklahoma State on Monday and then host Baylor on Saturday to end the regular season.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half to help Oklahoma State defeat Number 5 Kansas 72-65 Saturday night in front of a Stillwater crowd that included Oklahoma City Thunder players. Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points for Kansas, which already had clinched the Big 12 title outright before tipoff because Texas and Iowa State lost earlier.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State will carry its pursuit of perfection into the Missouri Valley tournament. Cleanthony Early scored 19 points, Ron Baker added 13 and the second-ranked Shockers rolled to a 68-45 victory over Missouri State on Saturday, easily putting away a team that had given them fits this season.

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