Aggies upset No 12 Missouri 96-86

Texas A&M blew out to a 51-29 halftime lead over No. 12 Missouri and held off a late Tiger rally to win its sixth game in a row and likely lock up an invite to the NCAA tourney. Bryan Davis had a double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds to go with 12 points and two blocked shots, to lead the Aggies. Donald Sloan scored 16 points, and Josh Carter and B.J. Holmes each scored 13.

Texas A&M blew out to a 51-29 halftime lead over No. 12 Missouri and held off a late Tiger rally to win its sixth game in a row and likely lock up an invite to the NCAA tourney.

The Aggies played their best half of basketball this season, forcing 9 Tiger turnovers in blowing out to a 22-point halftime lead, 51-29.

Missouri's leading scorer, DeMarre Carroll, had just two points at halftime.

The Aggies built a lead of 26 points, 62-36, with about 16 minutes remaining, before Missouri started to knock down 3-pointers on almost every possession. They made four 3s to fuel a 20-7 run to get within 69-56 with about 10 minutes left.

An 11-4 Missouri run made it 81-71 with about 5 minutes left.

DeMarre Carroll cut the lead to seven points twice after that, but Donald Sloan answered with a dunk on a fast break to push the lead to 90-81 with 32 seconds left.

The Aggies made six free throws in the final seconds to secure the win.

The Aggies shot 62 percent from the field.

Each team had 5 players score in double figures.

The Aggies were led by Donald Sloan with 16 points. Josh Carter and B.J. Holmes each scored 13. Bryan Davis had a double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds to go with his 12 points. Nathan Walkup and David Loubeau came off the bench to score 12 points and 8 points respectively.

Missouri was led by DeMarre Carroll with 18 points. Zaire Taylor scored 17 and Matt Lawrence 16.

Missouri (25-6, 12-4 Big 12) was coming off a 73-64 win Wednesday night over No. 4 Oklahoma.

The largest Reed Arena crowd of the season, 13,007, played a huge role in this Aggie win.

Texas A&M (23-8, 9-7 Big 12) now moves into the Big 12 tourney with a six-game win streak.

 


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