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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday recap: Missouri avoids Sooner trap

By Mark Malzewski, ESPN Stats & Info

Missouri avoids the trap, holds on to beat Oklahoma
After its emotional win over Kansas on Saturday, Missouri tipped against Oklahoma less than 48 hours later. In what easily could have been a “trap game,” Missouri avoided the upset and left Norman with a 71-68 victory.

Missouri is 22-2 this season, matching the best 24-game start in school history. The Tigers also started 22-2 in the 1981-82 and 1989-90 seasons.

Marquette outscores DePaul by 16 in second half, takes over second place in Big East
For the sixth time in its nine Big East wins, Marquette overcame a first-half deficit of at least eight points, this time coming back from 14 down with three minutes left in the first half.

The Golden Eagles earned their 20th win of the season, and have won at least 20 games in seven straight seasons, the second-longest such streak in school history.

UConn losing its greatness
After starting the season 12-1, Connecticut is 3-7 in its past 10 games. The Huskies’ struggles came to the forefront last night on Big Monday when they lost 80-59 at Louisville. The 21-point loss is UConn's third-worst defeat over the past 15 seasons.