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Tiller helps Missouri defeat Iowa State 65-56

Feb 11, 2010 - 2:51 AM By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, Mo.(AP) -- J.T. Tiller scored a season-high 17 points after discarding a face mask for a broken nose in the opening minute, helping Missouri beat Iowa State 65-56 on Wednesday night.

Laurence Bowers added 10 points and a career-best 12 rebounds, and Justin Safford had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (18-6, 6-3 Big 12).

Craig Brackins had 12 points and 14 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season for Iowa State (13-11, 2-7).

Missouri survived 4-for-20 shooting from 3-point range in its first time back in the Mizzou Arena since its 32-game homecourt winning streak was ended by Texas A&M a week earlier.

Marquis Gilstrap had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Cyclones, who cut the gap to one point five times in the second half before fading to their sixth loss in seven games.