Texas A&M rolls past Missouri

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By Matt Vereen, 23 Sports

Saturday, Feb. 7 –

Missouri looked to snap its eight game losing streak on Saturday as they took on Texas A&M at home. The suspensions of Missouri freshmen Montaque Gill-Caesar and Namon Wright combined with the ongoing suspension of freshman Tramaine Isabell put the Tigers at a severe disadvantage. Texas A&M dominated the game and earned an 83-61 win.

Sophomore Wes Clark had scored15 points and six assists for the Tigers while freshman Jakeenan Gant offered some relief off of the bench as he scored another 10 points. For Texas A&M, juniors Danuel House and Jalen Jones led the Aggies to victory with a combined 36 points and 14 assists.

The start of the game saw the Aggies jump out slightly ahead of Missouri, as they maintained an early lead for the first five minutes. A three-pointer from Clark, however, put the Tigers up 9-7 headed into the first media timeout.

The Aggies responded in-kind behind House who drained two straight three’s to put A&M back in front. Missouri would try to pull back into the lead, but a 7-0 run from Texas A&M capped off by a three-pointer from freshman Peyton Allen put the Aggies up 26-18.

A three-pointer from Missouri’s Keith Shamburger finally slowed down the A&M dominance and helped the Tigers get back to within three points, but Missouri would never get the lead. Texas A&M stayed ahead thanks to great shooting from House, who scored 14 points before the break including going 4-4 from three-point range to send the Aggies to the locker room with a 38-31 lead.

Texas A&M continued to stay comfortably ahead as the second half began. House would score another eight points and Jones added six in the second half as they led their Aggies ahead into a comfortable lead. A layup from A&M freshman Alex Robinson put the Aggies up by 15 points with 11:26 to play. Missouri would never get closer than 12 for the rest of the game and a 6-0 Texas A&M run capped off the dominant performance.

The defeat pushes Missouri’s losing streak to nine straight games and brings the Tigers’ record to a disappointing 7-16 and 1-9 in SEC play. The Aggies, meanwhile, continue an impressive season as they improve to 16-6 overall and 7-3 in the SEC.

Missouri will be back in action on Tuesday, February 10th as they travel to the other Columbia to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in Colonial Life Arena. The game will tip-off at 6:00 on the SEC Network.