Ags come back for 77-74 win at Missouri

Texas A&M got it biggest win of the year thus far on Wednesday night, coming back for a 77-74 Big 12 road win over RPI No. 34 Missouri. The Aggie victory ended Missouri's 32-game home court winning streak. Donald Sloan and David Loubeau led the Aggies with 17 points and 8 rebounds each.

Texas A&M came back for a huge Big 12 road win over Missouri on Wednesday night, ending the Tigers' 32-game home winning streak.

Texas A&M got an uncharacteristic fast start, scoring the first seven points of the game in the opening two minutes of play.

The Agigies held an eight-point lead, 27-19, at the 7:31 mark in the first half, before Missouri came back to take a 37-36 halftime lead.

In the first five minutes of the second half, Missouri extended their lead to eleven, 52-41, and still held a nine-point lead 55-46, with 10 minutes to play in the game.

From that point, the Aggies scored 12 straight points, taking a 58-55 lead on a dunk by Ray Turner with 5:33 left in the game.

A Khris Middleton three-point jumper extended the Aggie lead to nine, 69-60, with just 1:35 left on the clock.

Missouri pulled back to within a point, 75-74, when Kim English made a three-point jumper with 15 seconds left in the game.

Missouri fouled Aggie guard B.J. Holmes with 10 seconds on the clock, and Holmes calmly made both free throws to give A&M a 77-74 lead.

Missouri had a chance to tie the game but a three-point attempt by J.T. Tiller missed the mark, and Donald Sloan snagged the rebound to seal the win for the Aggies.

Texas A&M had four players score in double figures, led by Donald Sloan and David Loubeau each with 17 points. Bryan Davis pulled down 11 rebounds while both Sloan and Loubeau came close to a double-doubles with 8 rebounds each.

A key stat for the Aggies in this game was their 41-24 rebounding advantage.

Unlike recent game, A&M hit 60% or their 3-point attempts (6 of 10), but missed 17 free throws.

Kim English had 15 points and Laurence Bowers added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Missouri (16-6, 4-3).

Texas A&M (16-6) improved its Big 12 record to 5-3.

The Aggies will seek to build upon and consolidate this Big 12 road win over Missouri when they host No. 24 Baylor on Saturday afternoon.

 


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