Mizzou Improves to 11-0 with Win Over William & Mary

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago December 18, 2011 Dec 18, 2011 Sunday, December 18 2011 Sunday, December 18, 2011 3:10:19 PM CST in Tiger Talk
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- Sixth-man Michael Dixon scored a career-high 30 points and No. 10 Missouri beat William & Mary 94-56 on Sunday for its best start in two decades.

Missouri (11-0) jumped to a 19-0 lead over the hapless Tribe, which missed its first eight shots while committing five fouls and 10 turnovers and didn't score until nearly 12 minutes into the game. William & Mary (2-9) made just five first-half baskets.

Kim English added 17 points for Missouri, which last started a season with 11 straight wins under long-time Tigers coach Norm Stewart 20 years ago at the old Hearnes Center.

Tim Rusthoven led the Tribe with 14 points.

Marcus Denmon, Missouri's leading scorer entering the game with a 20.9 average, was held to seven points and went scoreless for most of the first half until converting a reverse layup off a lob pass as he fell to the ground.

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