No. 10 Mizzou claws past Villanova

Marcus Denmon scored a game-high 28 points, as 71, in Tuesday's Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Ricardo Ratliffe added 17 points and 11 rebounds and Kim English chipped in 15 points for the Tigers, who improved to 8-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

Phil Pressey had a career-high 12 assists in the win. He has handed out 29 assists over his last three contests.

Maalik Wayns had 14 points and eight assists to pace the Wildcats (5-3), losers of three of their last four.

Darrun Hilliard added 13 points, while Mouphtaou Yarou and JayVaughn Pinkston finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the loss.