"I usually try to get a feel for the game and see how teams are going to play me, because some teams kind of play me for the pass," he said. "My teammates were confidence in me."
Missouri coach Frank Haith dismissed any notion that he would rather have faced Kansas for the Big 12 title. He played the perfect diplomat in the postgame news conference, deflecting most of such questions and saying all the right things when he addressed some head on.
"We have an opportunity to win the Big 12 championship," Haith said with a straight face, "regardless of who we're playing against."
It just so happens to be Baylor.
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