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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: No. 9 Missouri holds off Illini, 75-64

December 23, 2010

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No. 9 Missouri 75, No. 21 Illinois 64

St. Louis — Laurence Bowers made a four-point play with a layup and two free throws after an intentional foul with 40 left for Missouri in a victory over Illinois on Wednesday night.

No. 18 Texas 67, No. 12 Michigan St. 55

East Lansing, Mich. — Jordan Hamilton scored 21 points, Tristan Thompson had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Texas beat Michigan State.

The Longhorns (10-2) became the first nonconference team to win at the Breslin Center since Duke on Dec. 3, 2003, snapping a 52-game winning streak.

Michigan State’s Kalin Lucas scored 17 points.

Texas Tech 73, Texas-Arlington 56

Lubbock, Texas — Brad Reese notched his first double-double of the season (15 points, 16 rebounds), and Texas Tech ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over Texas-Arlington.

New Mexico 89, Colorado 76

Las Vegas — Dairese Gary and Kendall Williams scored 18 points a piece for New Mexico in the Las Vegas Classic. Alec Burks scored 25 points to lead Colorado.

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