There's No Showdown like a Border Showdown
A pre game tradition at the Hearnes Center had Truman the Tiger lowered from the rafters for the first time at Mizzou Arena. The infamous rivalry brought a sold-out crowd to support the Tigers for the third consecutive time this season.
Tigers got off to an early 16-8 lead before hitting a dry spell for more than nine minutes of the first half.
Kansas' Julian Wright, with 33 points, set a career-high and rebounded the ball 12 times.
The Jayhawks kept their lead in the double digits for the remaining five minutes of the game.
Stefhon Hannah led the Tigers with 19 points and had five turnovers in the first half, but fouled out in the second.
Missouri head coach Mike Anderson received a technical and the Tiger fans threw debris on the court.
Kansas has won 12 out of the last 15 games.