February 5, 2020 / 4:36 AM / 15 days ago

Texas A&M tops Missouri with big second half

Josh Nebo scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Quenton Jackson tallied 14 of his 16 points after halftime as Texas A&M rolled to a 68-51 win over hapless Missouri on Tuesday in SEC action in College Station, Texas.

The Aggies led by seven points at the half but Missouri cut its deficit to 30-29 on a dunk by Jeremiah Tilmon with 16:05 to play. Texas A&M responded with 13-2 run, however, capped by three free throws by Quenton Jackson at the 11:36 mark. The Tigers got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Wendell Mitchell added 12 points for the Aggies (11-10, 5-4) while Emanuel Miller hit for 10 points and took 13 rebounds and Savion Flagg grabbed 10 rebounds. Texas A&M has won three of its past five, alternating between wins and losses.

The Aggies, who earned a 49-30 rebounding edge in the win, swept the season series after having beat Missouri 66-64 in the teams’ first meeting on Jan. 21 in Columbia, Mo.

No Tigers player scored in double figures, with Mitchell Smith leading the way with 9 points. Missouri (10-12, 2-7) has lost six of its last seven games and eight of its past 10 outings.

Both teams shot poorly in the first half, with Texas A&M managing to make just 8 of 30 shots (27 percent) while the Tigers hit only 5 of 21 (24 percent) and went the final 5:04 of the half without a field goal.

The Aggies led 25-18 at halftime thanks to Mitchell’s eight points (he made both of A&M’s 3-pointers in the half) and by outrebounding Missouri 25-16, including a 12-5 edge on the offensive glass that led to 11 second-chance points.

Kobe Brown and Xavier Pinson paced the Tigers in the first half with five points each; Missouri’s 18 first-half points were a season low.

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