Jan. 31, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Leo Lyons got his starting job back and scored a career-best 30 points while hitting his first eight shots in Missouri's 89-72 victory over Baylor on Saturday.
DeMarre Carroll had 25 points and nine rebounds and J.T. Tiller added 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-best eight assists. Missouri (18-4, 5-2 Big 12), has a Mizzou Arena-record 15 straight victories, with all but one of them coming this season. The Tigers bounced back three days after a 16-point loss at Kansas State while energized by the first sellout crowd of the season of 15,061.
Kevin Rogers had 18 points for Baylor (15-6, 3-4), which has lost three in a row. The Bears recovered from an early 13-point deficit to take its only lead at the start of the second half, and erased all but one point of an 11-point second-half deficit before again faltering.