No. 5 Missouri downs Texas, advances to title game

Kim English and Phil Pressey combined for pointers and they each scored 23 points to lead No. 5 Missouri to 67 victory over sixth-seeded Texas in a Big 12 Tournament semifinal on Friday.

Ricardo Ratliffe recorded a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Tigers (29-4), while Michael Dixon added 10 points off the bench to set up a rematch of the 2009 Big 12 title game on Saturday, as Missouri will face Baylor, which knocked off top-seeded Kansas 81-72 in Friday's other semifinal.

The 2009 title game marked Missouri's only Big 12 championship as it defeated the Bears 73-60 to claim the crown.

J'Covan Brown paced Texas (20-13) with 21 points to go with eight rebounds. Jonathan Holmes and Sheldon McClellan netted 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the Longhorns likely did enough in the Big 12 tourney to gain an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament.