Missouri's Michael Dixon, right, lobbies for a call from referee Steve Olson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Old Dominion, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson
Old Dominion's Frank Hassell (21), right, pulls a rebound away from Missouri's Justin Safford, top, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Marcus Denmon matched his season best with five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, helping No. 10 Missouri to a surprisingly decisive 81-58 victory over Old Dominion on Thursday night.
Reserve Michael Dixon added 18 points and four assists and Matt Pressey had 15 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Tigers (13-1).
Missouri has won eight in a row for its first unbeaten December since 1991-92. The Tigers won their 56th in a row at home against non-conference opponents and made it look easy against the Colonial Athletic Association's preseason favorite (9-3), which entered 12th in the RPI off a strong early schedule that included a three-point loss to Georgetown in the opener.
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