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Texas A&M @ Missouri -- Game Thread

Timothy Tai-USA TODAY Sports

The top 25 ranked Texas A&M Aggies enter Mizzou Arena for a contest of basketball,


#19 Texas A&M Aggies


Basketball Contest


February 27th & 3 pm CST


Mizzou Arena
Columbia, MO


SEC Mandated Conference
Rival Scheduling


Mike Morgan
Chris Spatola


Tiger Radio Network
Mike Kelly, Gary Link

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A&M Mizzou KenPom

Last time around, Mizzou visited College Station and forced A&M into a sluggish contest where the Aggies were never really in doubt of losing, but they still struggled to put the Tigers away. Wes Clark, Ryan Rosburg and Kevin Puryear all scored in double figures, but that wasn't enough to combat the 20 & 17 the Aggies got from Jalen Jones and Danuel House.

Playing at home the Tigers have a little more help from the home court advantage, but the task remains just as tall as Texas A&M have won their last three games following a skid where they lost five of six games following their win against Mizzou. KenPom projects the Tigers to lose 73-65 with a 22% chance to win. It won't be easy for the Tigers to take down the Aggies, they'll need to start by shooting like they have against Ole Miss, and they'll need to get something inside from Ryan Rosburg, but the SEC is a league that is so bad that no game is un-winnable if you play well.

A few other notes:

Dave Matter had a nice write up on Michael Porter, Jr:

"There's an appeal to each school on my list. Like Kentucky and Duke and Kansas, those are the schools where I feel like I can go and definitely get prepared for the NBA after one or two years. Mizzou, it's a school where I think I can go and be remembered forever. Washington, I'd have a chance to play under my godfather (Lorenzo Romar). At Oklahoma, I could play with Trae. There's just something about every school, and that's what makes it so hard.

He's a smart kid, he would be remembered forever for picking MIzzou. It's still a long shot, but at least he's aware of the situation and is realistic about it.

Missouri will host 2017 wing Jared Ridder from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, MO on an unofficial visit. Ridder doesn't yet have an offer, but could pick one up with a strong spring and summer.