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March 14, 2009

Photos: Big 12 Championship Game

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Jeff Lautenberger on March 14, 2009 at 10:02 p.m.

The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Baylor 73-60 on Saturday at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City to win the 2009 Big 12 championship, the first conference title in team history. Photos by Dann Wunderlich.

My official All-Tournament Team ballot

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 8:48 p.m.

While we wait for Missouri players and coaches to become available for interviews, here is what I turned in on my official ballot for All-Tournament Team: -- Zaire Taylor, Missouri (most outstanding player) -- Curtis Jerrells, Baylor -- DeMarre Carroll, Missouri^ -- James Anderson, Oklahoma State -- Mike Singletary, Texas ...

Full audio of postgame news conference

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 8:31 p.m.

Below is the full audio of Missouri's postgame news conference, including coach Mike Anderson, seniors DeMarre Carroll, Leo Lyons and Matt Lawrence and junior Zaire Taylor. The audio was pulled from my handheld recorder, so pardon the quality. (Audio runtime - 18:34)

Missouri Tigers: 2009 Big 12 Tournament Champions

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 7:12 p.m.

The celebration is on here at the Ford Center. The clock struck midnight on the Cinderella No. 9 Baylor Bears, as the Missouri Tigers are the 2009 Big 12 Tournament champions. Missouri wraps up its first Big 12 title in school history in Oklahoma City tonight with a 73-60 win ...

Missouri 3:31 from Big 12 title

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 7:02 p.m.

You can't count a team with offensive firepower like Baylor's out of any game, but there's certainly a light at the end of the tunnel right now for Missouri. With 3:31 to play, Missouri leads Baylor 67-56.

M-I-Z chant has begun

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 6:50 p.m.

At a media timeout with 6:45 to play, Missouri leads Baylor 61-48. The Missouri fans are starting to smell blood. A "M-I-Z, Z-O-U" chant echoed around the Ford Center during the media timeout, much to the chagrin of rather quiet Baylor fans.

Taylor and Carroll coming up big

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 6:46 p.m.

Buzz is going around press row about DeMarre Carroll and Zaire Taylor's candidacies for the All Tournament Team. In a stretch just before a Baylor time, the two showed why. Carroll finished two great baskets, including a three-pointer, thanks in part to the work done by Taylor to set him ...

Baylor fighting back

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 6:38 p.m.

The pickup of a third foul by DeMarre Carroll has changed the complexion of the game, as his absence from the floor has helped spark Baylor. Baylor has six consecutive points and will shoot for a seventh after a media timeout with 11:38 to play. Missouri leads, 51-46.

True to form, Missouri surging at start of second half

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 6:25 p.m.

Just like they've done all year and in their first two games of the Big 12 Championship, the Missouri Tigers have come out of the gate flying in the second half. The half began with J.T. Tiller stripping Baylor's Curtis Jerrells of the ball and feeding DeMarre Carroll for a ...

Missouri leads Baylor at halftime

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Ross Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 6:01 p.m.
Missouri leads Baylor at halftime

Yet again, Missouri finds itself having trouble scoring in the first half, but, yet again, Missouri doesn't find itself out of the game at halftime. At halftime here at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Missouri leads Baylor, 37-33. Baylor has opted to play a style of defense similar to ...