COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Reserve Miguel Paul scored a career-best 15 points with 10 coming during a 15-1 second-half run that helped Missouri put away Nebraska 70-53 on Saturday night.
Justin Safford added nine points and 11 rebounds and Zaire Taylor had 12 points for the Tigers (15-4, 3-1 Big 12), who won their 31st in a row at home.
Sek Henry had 15 points and Brandon Richardson added 11 points and five assists for Nebraska (12-7, 0-4), which kept the score close most of the game by forcing Missouri into a half-court game.
Missouri led 28-26 at the half while frequently settling for 3-point attempts. Tigers guard Marcus Denmon scored all five of his points in the final 1:18, providing a late boost after Nebraska had scored nine straight points to take the lead.
Paul, a junior guard, entered the game averaging 3.6 points and topped his previous career high of 14 points against Chattanooga on Nov. 24, 2009. Missouri led by one point before its 15-1 run made it 60-45 with 4:17 to go. During that stretch, Paul scored on two free throws, a three-point play, a pull-up jumper in transition and a 3-pointer.
Nebraska went more than seven minutes between field goals in the second half, a slump which ended when Henry scored from inside with 3:25 to play.
Missouri was only 8 for 28 from 3-point range while coming up with just five steals and forcing 12 turnovers, both season lows.
Kim English, the Tigers' leading scorer at 15.3 points per game, was held to six points on 2 for 9 shooting.
Nebraska's Ryan Anderson missed two 3-point attempts, ending his six-game streak of hitting at least two 3s.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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