Boxscore
Missouri 71, Texas A&M 62
Saturday, February 18, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
Officials - KC Ely, Paul Janssen, Terry Oglesby
Attendance - 11818

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Missouri 31 40 71
Texas A&M 24 38 62

Recap


MISSOURI 71, TEXAS A&M 62: Kim English scored 21 points and Michael Dixon added 15 off the bench, helping No. 3 Missouri hold off pesky Texas A&M late in the second half.

The Tigers (25-2, 12-2 Big 12) led 31-24 at halftime and by double digits for much of the second half, but Texas A&M refused to go quietly, closing the gap to 65-60 in the final minute. After a Missouri turnover, the Aggies (13-13, 4-10 Big 12) had a chance to really make it close, but David Loubeau was whistled for an offensive foul, and then Missouri’s Marcus Denmon connected on a 3-pointer to make it 68-60 with 36 seconds left.

It was the sixth road win of the season for the Tigers, who won only two road games a season ago.

Missouri briefly moved a half-game ahead of fifth-ranked Kansas for first place in the Big 12, but the Jayhawks were scheduled to play last-place Texas Tech later in the day.

Texas A&M got 15 points from Khris Middleton and 14 from freshman Jordan Green. Elston Turner, the team’s leading scorer, finished with only seven points and 2-of-10 shooting.

Dixon’s nifty left-handed layup made it 54-43 with 8:34 left, and then he hit a baseline fade-away on the next possession to extend the lead to 56-43.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dixon and English combined to score 24 of 26 points for Missouri during one stretch in the second half … The Tigers won in College Station for the first time since 2001 … Missouri is 7-0 in the state of Texas this season.

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Marcus Denmon 37:00 4-10 3-7 3-4 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 14
Kim English 37:00 6-10 3-6 6-8 1 5 6 1 3 4 3 0 21
Matt Pressey 25:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2
Phil Pressey 36:00 4-5 1-2 4-4 0 1 1 7 3 0 5 0 13
Ricardo Ratliffe 23:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 2 0 2 0 4
Michael Dixon Jr. 22:00 5-8 1-4 4-4 0 0 0 6 2 0 3 0 15
Steve Moore 20:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 2
Jarrett Sutton 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-41 8-20 17-20 4 18 22 16 12 5 14 1 71
  56.1% 40.0% 85.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14

Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jordan Green 29:00 6-8 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 14
Zach Kinsley 31:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 5
David Loubeau 23:00 3-3 0-0 1-1 1 3 4 1 5 3 3 0 7
Khris Middleton 32:00 5-11 1-4 4-4 0 4 4 2 1 1 2 0 15
Elston Turner 38:00 2-10 1-6 2-2 0 3 3 4 1 3 0 0 7
Naji Hibbert 19:00 2-5 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 5
Ray Turner 13:00 3-6 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 1 7
Keith Davis 15:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 2
Daniel Alexander 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-49 5-17 9-10 3 12 15 15 21 9 10 1 62
  49.0% 29.4% 90.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10
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