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GAME THREAD: Mizzou visits College Station for matchup with Texas A&M

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The Tigers lost to the Aggies two weeks ago at home, and now will try to beat them on the road.

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Final: Missouri remains winless on the road with a 68-51 loss to Texas A&M. Hard to believe this was a 1-point game at any point in the second half. The Tigers’ season just keeps looking worse and worse, and even an NIT bid might elude them the way things are going.

7:50 2H: Missouri has fallen behind 48-38. Reed Nikko and Javon Pickett have both fouled out. Axel Okongo and Evan Yerkes are both in the game in non-garbage time. Probably not a combination the Tigers wanted to see this season.

15:46 2H: Missouri has cut the lead to just 30-29. Javon Pickett came out firing out of the break with seven of the team’s first nine points of the half, but then he picked up his fourth foul. Jeremiah Tilmon also scored his first basket in a month on a dunk off an assist from Dru Smith.

Halftime: Missouri trails Texas A&M 25-18. That’s the lowest amount of points this team has scored in a single half this season.

3:15 1H: Xavier Pinson just got called for a foul on a Wendell Mitchell 3-pointer. Mitchell will have a chance to make it a four-point play after the last media timeout of the half. Missouri trails 21-14.

7:46 1H: So we are now 12 minutes into this one. The teams have turned the ball over a combined 16 times, have been called for a combined 16 fouls, and have scored just 22 points. No, this is not pleasant to watch.

11:57 1H: Jeremiah Tilmon has checked into a game for the first time in exactly a month. Mitchell Smith is also in off the bench and just drew his second charge of the game. Missouri has an 8-7 lead over Texas A&M.

16:23 1H: If you were expecting a shootout, sorry. Missouri trails 3-2 almost four minutes into the game. Going to be another ugly one here, but that could work out for the Tigers.

Pregame

  • As the KC Star’s Souichi Terada has noted, Jeremiah Tilmon is available to play today, Mark Smith is out.

Two weeks ago, Missouri welcomed Texas A&M to Mizzou Arena and almost stole one from the Aggies.

Mark Smith threw a last-second, crosscourt lob to Parker Braun, who then managed to find Torrence Watson open from deep. Watson’s shot bounced off the rim as time expired, and instead of getting a much-needed win against the easiest SEC team on their schedule at that point, the Tigers’ funk continued in the 2-point loss.

Missouri now has another shot at picking up a win over Texas A&M, but it’ll have to come in College Station.

Unfortunately, the Tigers are winless on the road in SEC play. They’ll need to fix some issues in order to pick up road win No. 1.

Hoops Preview: Missouri is looking for a spark in second match up with Texas A&M

The Details

Opponent: Texas A&M Aggies (10-10, 4-4 SEC)

Time: 8 p.m. CT

Where: Reed Arena, College Station TX

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? Thumbs down

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou, -1.5

Where To Watch: SEC Network | WatchESPN

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

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Five Questions!

  1. How many minutes will Tray Jackson get?
  2. Who ends up as Missouri’s leading scorer? How many does he score?
  3. What will be the Tigers’ shooting percentage from the field?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?