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Marcus Denmon wills Tigers to OT win

Updated: December 9, 2010, 3:21 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Missouri coach Mike Anderson didn't expect Marcus Denmon to play against Vanderbilt on Wednesday after hearing the news that his cousin, Marion, had died a day earlier from gunshot wounds in a Kansas City crossfire.

"I was surprised that he came back,'' Anderson said on Thursday morning about Denmon. "I could tell he had a heavy heart. I could tell in practice.''

Basketball doesn't compare to that grief. Nothing does. But Denmon was able to channel his pain into ...

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