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Missouri 71, Texas A&M 62: Kim English Spectacular In Mizzou's 25th Win

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.