Kim English scored 21 points on just ten field goal attempts and grabbed six rebounds and four steals as Missouri kept pace in the Big 12 title race with a 71-62 win, their first at Reed Arena since 2001. An offensive surge by Mike Dixon (15 points on 5-for-8 shooting) gave Mizzou a second-half cushion; then, with the lead cut to nine, Mizzou applied the dagger with a sequence that saw Steve Moore draw yet another charge and Marcus Denmon hit a killer 3-pointer with 36 seconds left.
Texas A&M was led by solid games from Khris Middleton (15 points on 5-for-11 shooting) and Jordan Green (14 points on 6-for-8 shooting), but Elston Turner struggled, and the Aggies made just five of 17 3-pointers. Mizzou neutralized the Aggies on the glass, too, with three different Tigers each grabbing six rebounds.
For at least a few hours, Mizzou has once again taken sole possession of first place in the conference at 12-2, 25-2 overall. Assuming Kansas beats Texas Tech at home tonight, the two squads will be tied with two weeks remaining in conference play. This is fun.
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