Aggies Defense Proves Too Tough in Win Over Missouri

Ashley Wright, 23 Sports

The Missouri men’s basketball team could not overcome their worst offensive game of the season on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The win was much needed for the Aggies, who improved to 13-6 (2-5, SEC). Missouri, on the other end, came out of the 60-49 loss with a record of 13-6 (3-3, SEC).

The struggles started out of the gate for the Tigers, who shot just 25% from the field on 27 shot attempts in the first half, in addition to committing six turnovers. The Tigers also struggled on the defensive end as well, allowing Texas A&M to go on a 9-0 run during the opening minutes of the game.

Texas A&M’s inside duo of Robert Williams, who posted 13 points, and Tyler Davis, who dropped 11 more, led all scores and combined for 23 rebounds, and 4 blocks in the win. However, Tigers leading scorer Kassius Robertson, who came in averaging just over 15 points per game, was held to seven points and shot just 1-11 from the field and 1-5 from beyond the arc. Missouri’s freshman forward Jeremiah Tilmon could not find a rhythm as he fouled out for the fourth time in six games, scoring nine points against the Aggies.

The offensive struggles for Missouri were a rare sight, given that they are top 20 in the country in offensive efficiency. Missouri also had troubles moving the ball. They tallied only nine assists against the Aggies, compared to the 15 that they came in averaging on the season. Texas A&M has won seven in a row over Missouri, with the last loss coming March 13, 2014, in double overtime of the opening round of the SEC Tournament.

Missouri will be back in action at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday, January 24 against the Auburn Tigers.