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Denmon Scores 22, No. 10 Missouri Defeats Navy

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Denmon scored 22 points and No. 10 Missouri stayed unbeaten with an 84-59 win over Navy on Saturday.

The Tigers (9-0) matched their best start since the 2006-07 season. Ricardo Ratliffe made 6 of 9 shots and added 14 points for Missouri.

J.J. Avila scored 26 points for Navy (3-8). The Midshipmen took a 5-0 lead at the outset but trailed 45-26 by halftime.

This was the first matchup between the teams since the first round of the 1994 NCAA tournament, when the top-seeded Tigers defeated the No. 16 Midshipmen 76-53.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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