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Mizzou Hoops Can't Keep Up With Texas A&M

Tramaine Isabell matched his career high with 17 points, but the Missouri Tigers couldn't keep up with visiting Texas A&M.

The University of Missouri basketball team got off to a good start on Saturday against visiting Texas A&M, but couldn’t maintain it over the final 30 minutes. 

Hot-shooting Texas A&M used a big run to take control of the game by the end of the first half and then pull away in the second for a dominating 84-69 Southeastern Conference victory at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri (10-19 overall, 3-13 in SEC play) returned home after losing back-to-back road games against Arkansas and Mississippi but couldn’t stop their losing skid. 


Mizzou sophomore guard Tramaine Isabell followed up his career high 17-point performance against Ole Miss last time out by matching that total against Texas A&M, sinking seven of 13 shot attempts. 

Senior forward Ryan Rosburg added 15 points. Freshman guard Terrence Phillips added eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

Texas A&M (22-7, 11-5) had four players in double figures: Jalen Jones (20), Danuel House (14), Admon Gilder (14) and Tonny Trocha-Morelos (12). 

Missouri led 20-19 with 10:45 remaining in the first half on a 3-pointer from Cullen VanLeer, which turned out to be the Tigers’ last lead of the day. 

Tied at 22-all with 9:25 left in the half, the Aggies went on a 16-3 run fueled by Trocha-Morelos and Tyler Davis to take control. 

A&M led 50-33 at halftime and led by as many as 27 points late in the second half before a late Missouri run trimmed the final deficit to 15 points. 

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