Missouri upsets Oklahoma 73-64 to finish 18-0 at home - KMOV.com

Missouri upsets Oklahoma 73-64 to finish 18-0 at home

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Fully dressed but still soaking in the moment, several Missouri players loitered on the court nearly an hour after capping a perfect home schedule.

Who could blame them?

The finale, a 73-64 upset over No. 4 Oklahoma on Wednesday night, was perhaps the most impressive of the 18 home wins. Especially given it came only three days after the 15th-ranked Tigers were beaten by 25 points at No. 9 Kansas.

"It was a great night for our guys, and to come off a tough, big-time loss against Kansas shows their resilience," coach Mike Anderson said. "It's unbelievable."

DeMarre Carroll had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Missouri (25-5, 12-3 Big 12) allowed Blake Griffin to get his points while holding most of the rest of the Sooners (26-4, 12-3) in check. Griffin had 16 points and 21 rebounds for his nation-leading 24th double-double.

Taylor Griffin added 14 points and eight rebounds, while the remainder of the Oklahoma roster was a combined 12-for-40.

"No one has come in here and won," coach Jeff Capel said. "So it's one game. Everyone else may be in panic mode, but we're not. We'll be fine."

Missouri entered with a 26-point average margin of victory at home -- best in the nation.

Missouri is second in the Big 12, owning the tiebreaker over Oklahoma, one game behind Kansas. The Tigers finish the regular season Saturday at Texas A&M. Oklahoma, which has lost three of four, closes at home against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

"You just look at the teams we've lost to and they're not bad teams," said Griffin, who missed 1 1/2 games with a concussion. "I'm not worried about it. Those teams are good teams and we've played well, except for this game."

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