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No. 21 Aggie Men fall to Missouri

(Source: Texas A&M Athletics)

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.

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.

Davis’ absence allowed Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon to flourish, scoring a season-high 14 points.

No. 21 Texas A&M saw its four-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., as the Aggies fell to Missouri 62-68.
The victory by the Tigers also snapped a seven-game winning streak by the Aggies in the series, which now stands at 18-17 in favor of A&M.

Texas A&M was guilty of 16 turnovers on the night, leading to a 12-0 Tiger advantage in points off turnovers.
Missouri took its biggest lead of the game (14, 50-36) at the 9:51 mark of the second half before the Aggies rallied to cut the Tigers’ advantage down to a single point at 59-58 with 1:19 to play … Missouri closed out the game by making 3-of-4 free throw opportunities in the game’s final 50 seconds to seal the win.
Missouri carried a 29-21 advantage into the intermission after Texas A&M shot just 32 percent in the game’s opening 20 minutes … the 21 points were the fewest in a half for A&M this season.
A&M used the starting lineup combination of TJ Starks, Admon Gilder, DJ Hogg, Robert Williams and Tyler Davis for the sixth time this season (4-2).

The backcourt duo of Admon Gilder and TJ Starks led the way for the Aggies in the scoring department, finishing with 14 points each.
Sophomore Robert Williams fell one board shy of his 17th career double-double, ending play with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Aggie head coach Billy Kennedy fell to 132-94 during his seven-year tenure at Texas A&M and 343-273 in 20 seasons as a head coach.

The Aggies travel to Fayetteville, Ark., where they will face Arkansas on Saturday inside Bud Walton Arena … Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. on ESPN.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Posted by on Feb 13 2018. Filed under Sports.
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