Missouri's Zaire Taylor, right, steals the ball away from Texas's Dogus Balbay, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in Columbia, Mo.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson
COLUMBIA — Keith Ramsey swarmed to the basket so frequently and aggressively it looked as if the rim was a magnet pulling him in.
Ramsey led the Missouri men’s basketball team’s most aggressive effort of the season in an 82-77 victory against No. 15 Texas on Wednesday night in front of 14,389 at Mizzou Arena. It was Missouri's third straight win against the Longhorns and gives the Tigers another noteworthy win as the NCAA Tournament approaches.
Ramsey rushed to the basket and tipped in four baskets off teammates’ missed shots, winding up with 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to counter the Big 12’s best rebounding team.