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Cyclones fall short against #9 Missouri, 76-69

AMES (KWWL) -

Matt Pressey led six players in double figures with 14 points and No. 9 Missouri bounced back from its first loss of the season by beating Iowa State 76-69 on Wednesday night.

Phil Pressey and Ricardo Ratliffe each added 12 points for the Tigers (15-1, 2-1 Big 12), who won their eighth straight against the Cyclones dating to 2008.

Missouri pushed a four-point lead to 72-66 on Ratliffe's hook shot with 32 seconds left. Iowa State's Chris Allen responded with a quick 3, but Marcus Denmon nailed four straight free throws to put the Cyclones away.

Scott Christopherson had 19 points,  Allen scored 17 and Royce White added 16 for Iowa State (12-4, 2-1), which lost for the first time in eight games.

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