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Kansas defeats Missouri, 87-86

  • 3 p.m., Feb. 25, 2012
  • Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

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KU coach Bill Self

Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri on Feb. 25, 2012.

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KU players Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson and Conner Teahan

KU players Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson and Conner Teahan talk about the Jayhawks' 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri on Feb. 25, 2012.

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Thomas Robinson ‘great’ against Tigers

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had a heart-to-heart talk with junior forward Thomas Robinson on Thursday — a day after Robinson was whistled for a technical foul in the final minute of a 66-58 victory at Texas A&M.

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Tiger coach laments War’s end

Missouri coach Frank Haith made it clear once again after Kansas University’s 87-86 victory over MU on Saturday: He isn’t convinced the KU-MU Border War rivalry should end after this season.

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Border Warriors prove mettle

Big comeback against the bitter rival ends with the home team winning, and we all know what happens next. The students make like water breaking through a dam and stream onto the court, forming a sea of flailing bodies. Not here.

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FINAL: Taylor’s free throws, Robinson’s block give KU thrilling 87-86 OT win over Missouri

Tyshawn Taylor put in two free throws with eight seconds left in overtime, and Missouri's Michael Dixon passed the ball away on MU's final possession as time expired as the Jayhawks came away with a thrilling 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

Thomas Robinson, meanwhile, came up with one of the biggest blocks in Kansas history, rejecting Phil Pressey's layup attempt with two seconds left in regulation to keep the score tied at 75.

KU trailed, 58-39, with 16:42 left in the second half before making the huge comeback.

Robinson led KU with 28 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyshawn Taylor added 24 points in 44 minutes.

MU's Marcus Denmon contributed 28 points on 10-for-15 shooting.

With the win, KU clinches at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.

KU (24-5, 14-2 Big 12) will play at Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. Monday.

KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference

KU players Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson and Conner Teahan postgame press conference

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