The Missouri men's basketball team is stacking up wins at Mizzou Arena once again. On Wednesday night the Tigers beat Colorado (12-15, 3-10) 92-63 to claim their third straight home victory since snapping their 32 game at-home winning streak.
The good news ended about there.
Wednesday night's game might be an afterthought at the end of this season, but the loss of junior forward Justin Safford to a torn ACL might weaken this team's chances of winning another Big 12 Tournament title.
Safford streaked through the lane to make a tough layup in the first half and he landed awkwardly on his left knee. Immediately he dropped to the floor and clenched his left knee in obvious pain.
An MRI after the game revealed the torn ACL, and the team says the injury "will be reassessed next week".
The Tigers' 92 points was their third highest output in a Big 12 game this season. They were led by guard Marcus Denmon who scored a game-high 21 points. J.T. Tiller flirted with a double double, but ended up scoring 10 points and dishing out nine assists.
It quickly became clear the Tigers were in control and they never let up, posting leads in excess of 25 points.