Aggies come back for 77-69 win over Missouri

Donald Sloan (left) scored 21 points and Bryan Davis had a double-double, 14 points and 11 rebounds, to lead No. 18-ranked Texas A&M to a 77-69 win over Missouri in Columbia on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies came back from five down at halftime to win their fifth game in a row and 20th for the season.

Donald Sloan scored 21 points and Bryan Davis had a double-double, 14 points and 11 rebounds, to lead No. 18-ranked Texas A&M to a 77-69 win over the Missouri Tigers in Columbia on Saturday afternoon.

Texas A&M (20-4, 6-3 Big 12) came back from five down at halftime to win their fifth game in a row and 20th for the season.

The Aggies started strong, opening up a 13-5 lead at the 12:38 mark in the first half.

The Tigers went on a 17-3 run to take a 22-16 lead with 5:52 left in the first half.

The Aggies pulled within two, 25-23, with three minutes left in the half, before Missouri opened up a 5-point lead at halftime, 30-25.

Texas A&M came out and scored the first 15 points of the second half to take a 40-30 lead with 15 minutes left in the game.

The Aggies completed a 32-9 run to take their biggest lead, 18 points - 57-39, with 6:51 left in the game.

From that point, Texas A&M cruised to a 77-69 win over Missouri.

Donald Sloan scored 21 points and Bryan Davis had a double-double, 14 points and 11 rebounds, to lead Texas A&M to its fifth win in a row. Josh carter scored 14 points and DeAndre Jordan came off the bench to score 8 points and pull down 6 rebounds.

Leo Lyons came off the bench to score 24 points for Missouri (13-11, 3-6 Big 12).

The Aggies shot 47.2% from the field and out-rebounded the Tigers 41-21. The Aggies also made 23 of 32 free throw attempts.

This was a pivotal win for the Aggies, their third Big 12 road win in a row and their 20th win for the season.

Aggie head coach Mark Turgeon said in his post-game TV interview:

"We were walking on eggshells as my old coach used to say. and I told the team at halftime if I've scared you about their press I'm sorry, if I've taken away energy, I'm sorry, let's just go out and attack on both ends They shot 50% on us in the first half and that's not us. They made a lot of shots late, but the first 10 minutes of the second half, we were about as good as we could be."

When asked about turning the season around after the Aggies 1-3 Big 12 start, Turgeon responded:

"We didn't panic and we had to learn how to play (against small teams), I have a really big team and for some reason the Big 12 is kind of small this year and we weren't ready for it. It was like running into a brick wall, and now we've made adjustments. We practice small every day, we practice big guys guarding little guys every day and it's carrying over. We're getting better at execution and we've got young guys gaining confidence. Itʼs a lot of fun right now, but we know we've got a lot of work ahead of us."

Turgeon's Aggies have come out on fire in the second half over the last three games in this five-game winning streak (the longest active streak in the Big 12). Against Oklahoma, the Aggies came out of the locker room on an 8-2 run, a 7-2 run against Iowa State on Tuesday night and a 15-0 run to start the second half today.

Texas A&M now gets a break before they host Oklahoma State next Saturday afternoon.


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