Mizzou 81, Texas Tech 59: Ratliffe, Long Bombs Power Tigers To 27th Win

March 3, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers forward Ricardo Ratliffe (10) goes to the basket against Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Ty Nurse (4) in the first half at the United Spirit Arena. Missouri defeated Texas Tech 81-59. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

As mentioned, I didn't get to watch a second of this game. I tracked it online, so I do know the following: Ricardo Ratliffe recorded a double-double (13 points, 15 rebounds), Marcus Denmon caught fire after a brutally cold stretch for most of the first 25 minutes, and Mizzou turned a 32-30 game into a rout with a 25-7 run in the second half. The Tigers made seven of eight 3-pointers at one point and ended up coasting, even if it took them a while.

Consider this your "Hooray, 27 wins!" live thread. We'll get to further analysis later on.

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