Baylor head coach Scott Drew shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Columbia, Mo. No. 20 Missouri won 77-59. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) By L.G. Patterson
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Ricardo Ratliffe narrowly missed a double-double in the first half and Laurence Bowers scored 18 of his 20 points in the second to lead No. 20 Missouri to a 77-59 victory over Baylor on Wednesday night.
Kim English was 4 for 6 from 3-point range and had 16 points for the Tigers (22-6, 8-5), who are the Big 12's only unbeaten team at home (17-0). They've had at least a 15-point second-half lead in 12 of the last 13 games.
LaceDarius Dunn, who leads the Big 12 with a 20.8 average, was scoreless in the first half for Baylor (17-10, 6-7) and finished with 12 points on 4-for-14 shooting with six turnovers. Perry Jones III had 10 points and 10 rebounds, rallying late after a 2-for-10 shooting start.
Ratliffe had eight of his 10 points and 12 of his 13 rebounds in the first half. He has five double-doubles, two in the last three games.
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