Roberto Soltero, 23 Sports

The Missouri Tigers entered Tuesday night’s game against Texas A&M riding a four-game winning streak. The Aggies entered ranked No. 21 in the nation, and it may have been the home crowd that gave the Tigers the slight edge. The Tigers managed to hold a lead all of the second half. The Tigers led by 14 with nine minutes left, but with under three to play, the Aggies came back to put the game within two. The game went down to the wire and the Tigers with the Tigers surviving by a score of 62-58.

Missouri received contributions from all over the board with four players scoring in double figures. Kassius Robertson was the leading scorer for the Tigers with 16 points. Jordan Barnett proceeded with 15 points, while big men Jeremiah Tilmon and Jontay Porter added 14 and 11 points, respectively. Porter also added nine rebounds, in one of his better performances of the season. The Aggies had the in the rebounding department, out rebounding Mizzou by the large margin of 46-30. Of the 46 rebounds for the Aggies, 13 of them came on the offensive glass. The pressure Mizzou added on defense was able to help them overcome the rebounding deficit, recording 10 steals and three blocks. The Tigers also managed to make it to the free throw line 18 times while the Aggies attempted only six free throws all evening. Missouri converted 12 of the 18 free throw attempts, including six from Jeremiah Tilmon.

The Aggies also had four players score in double figures. TJ Starks and Admon Gilder led the group with 14 points each. It was a quiet night on the offensive end for Texas A&M’s bigs, with Robert Williams and Tyler Davis combining for just 15 points.

Texas A&M fell to 6-7 in SEC contests. Meanwhile, the Tigers are on fire, winning five in a row and climbing into fourth in the SEC standings. The Tigers five game winning streak is the longest in the SEC this season. Missouri is now 18-8 in the season while the Aggies are 17-9.

The Aggies next game is on Saturday when they play the Arkansas Razorbacks in College Station.

The Tigers will look to continue their winning streak on Saturday when they go into Baton Rouge to battle a 14-10 LSU team. Start time for the game is 1PM CT.