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David B. Hollingsworth, Associated Press
Old Dominion's Marquel De Lancey (22) drives past Missouri's Phil Pressey (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Norfolk, Va.

NORFOLK, Va. — Marcus Denmon scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 61 seconds to play Friday night as No. 8 Missouri survived against Old Dominion, 75-68.

Kim English added 16 points for the Tigers (13-0), who continued their best start since opening 19-0 in 1981-82. They got all they could handle in their first true road game under first-year coach Frank Haith from the Colonial Athletic Association power.

Old Dominion (6-7), spurred on by a raucous sellout crowd and able to match the Tigers physically, was tied 67-all with the Tigers before Denmon hit his fourth 3-pointer with 1:01 on the clock. Denmon added both ends of a one-and-one with 42 seconds left to make it 72-67.

Kent Bazemore led Old Dominion with 16 points and Trian Iliadis had 15.