Loss at Kansas rattles Missouri men's basketball team
Kansas' Sherron Collins (4) puts up a shot under pressure from Missouri's Laurence Bowers, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Charlie Riedel
LAWRENCE, Kan. — As Michael Dixon Jr. started walking slowly to the Missouri bench, he rolled the ball to the sideline and shook his head in frustration. His expression read: “This is embarrassing.”
Kansas’ Markieff Morris had just slammed home an alley-oop pass from Brady Morningstar to extend the Jayhawks’ already comfortable lead to 23 points only seven minutes into the second half. Missouri coach Mike Anderson called a timeout, if for no other reason than to give his players a temporary escape from the pounding they were suffering on one of the nation’s most storied and visitor-unfriendly courts.
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