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Missouri harasses Chattanooga in 99-56 win

Nov 25, 2009 - 3:16 AM COLUMBIA, Mo.(AP) -- Kim English scored a career-high 26 points to lead Missouri to a 99-56 victory over Chattanooga in second-round play of the South Padre Island Invitational.

The Tigers (3-0) harassed the Mocs (2-2) for a school-record 24 steals and poured in 18 3-pointers, just two short of the school record.

English had 21 points in the first half and fellow sophomore Marcus Denmon had 11 of his career-high 17 points in the opening frame as Missouri built a 59-28 halftime lead. The Tigers have scored at least 50 points in the first half in each of their first three games this season.

English continued his hot shooting, hitting 10 of 17 from the field after setting his career high in the Tigers' game Sunday against Texas-Pan American.

Forward DeAntre Jefferson led Chattanooga with 12 points.