COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Kassius Robertson scored 16 points, Jordan Barnett added 15 and Missouri defeated No. 21 Texas A&M 62-58 to push its winning streak to five games Tuesday night.
The Tigers (18-8, 8-5 Southeastern Conference) played solid defense and clean offense, but struggled in the last five minutes, against struggling with the press.READ MORE: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area, 2 Pilots Injured, 3 Homes Hit
Up two points with 14 seconds left, Missouri turned the ball over on an inbound. Texas A&M’s Robert Williams missed a layup with a chance to tie, and the Tigers closed it out at the free-throw line.
T.J. Starks and Admon Gilder led the Aggies (17-9, 6-7) with 14 points each. Robert Williams had nine rebounds for Texas A&M. The Tigers held Texas A&M to just 32 percent from the field in the first half, including 1 of 13 from 3-point range.
Missouri dominated Texas A&M from beyond the arc, where the Tigers hit six 3’s to A&M’s two. They also turned the Aggies over 16 times and scored 12 points off the turnovers.
Texas A&M came in ranked fourth nationally averaging 41.76 rebounds per game. The Aggies won the rebounding battle 46-30, but forward Tyler Davis picked up his second foul with 11:07 remaining in the first half and played limited minutes after.
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Texas A&M: A&M’s four-game winning streak, which included wins over Auburn and Kentucky last week, ended. After scoring more than 80 points in each of its last four games, Texas A&M was locked up by Missouri’s defense.
Missouri: The Tigers continue to climb the SEC standings. Mizzou is fourth, a half-game behind Tennessee and Florida tied for second. When its offense doesn’t turn the ball over, Missouri can be a scary opponent.
Texas A&M plays at Arkansas on Saturday.
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