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Colorado Falls to Missouri, 79-65

Jan 24, 2007

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Matt Lawrence and Stefhon Hannah each scored 14 points as the Missouri Tigers snapped a four-game Big 12 Conference losing streak in a 79-65 win over Colorado on Wednesday night.

Freshman J.T. Tiller came off the bench to tie a career high with 12 points and Keon Lawrence added 10.

Hannah, who entered the game leading the nation with 3.3 steals per game, had only one steal against Colorado.

The Tigers (12-6, 1-4 Big 12) broke a year-long, 12-game road losing streak. They hadn't won away from Mizzou Arena since Jan. 10, 2006, at Oklahoma.

Colorado (5-11, 1-5) was led in scoring for the third straight game by Xavier Silas, who finished with 16 points. Jeremy Williams had a career-high 15 points and Richard Roby contributed 11 points, moving him into 14th place on Colorado's all-time scoring list.

Lawrence found himself in an unusual situation - open. Lawrence typically draws a crowd around the 3-point arc, but found room against Colorado's defense, finishing 4-of-8 from 3-point range.

After Colorado pulled to within four late in the first half, the Tigers went on a 27-12 run to put the game away and improve to 12-6 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

The Buffaloes have now allowed three first-year coaches to win their first Big 12 game this season - Missouri's Mike Anderson, Oklahoma's Jeff Capel and Nebraska's Doc Sadler.

Colorado was 1-for-15 from 3-point range for the game and committed 15 turnovers. The Buffaloes have lost five of their last six games.