Missouri 62, Texas A&M 50

Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Officials - Pat Evans, Antinio Petty, Lamar Simpson
Attendance - 11798

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M 19 31 50
Missouri 28 34 62

Recap


Missouri 62, Texas A&M 50: Alex Oriakhi led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points as the sixth-seeded Tigers won their first SEC tournament game, routing the 11th-seeded Aggies in Nashville, Tenn.

Missouri (23-9) advances to take on No. 3 Mississippi in Friday's quarterfinals. The Tigers also received 10 points apiece from Laurence Bowers, Jabari Brown and Tony Criswell.

Texas A&M (18-15) had a horrible shooting night, hitting 24.1 percent, including 5-of-16 from 3-point range. Fabyon Harris led the Aggies with 15 points, including four 3-pointers, but was the only Texas A&M player to score in double figures.

The Aggies' struggles began in the first half, when they shot 23.1 percent in falling behind 28-19. By the midway point of the second half, the team's shooting percentage was down to 18.6 as Missouri built a 19-point lead and cruised from there.

The Tigers, ranked No. 2 in the country in rebounding, dominated the battle of the backboards 46-31. Oriakhi and Earnest Ross each had a team-high 10 rebounds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas A&M's leading scorer Elston Turner shot 3-of-17, including 1-of-7 from 3-point range, to finish with seven points, all in the first half. … The Aggies finished with four assists on their 14 field goals. … The Tigers came into the game averaging 13 turnovers but were forced into 19 miscues by the Aggies.



Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elston Turner 36:00 3-17 1-7 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 7
Kourtney Roberson 32:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 1 2 2 0 0 2
Ray Turner 22:00 2-5 0-0 4-6 3 1 4 0 5 0 4 0 8
Fabyon Harris 36:00 5-11 4-7 1-1 2 2 4 1 2 3 3 0 15
Alex Caruso 30:00 1-7 0-1 2-5 0 5 5 0 1 1 2 0 4
Jordan Green 8:00 1-5 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 4
Andrew Young 14:00 1-5 0-1 5-6 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 1 7
Jarod Jahns 10:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 0
J'Mychal Reese 7:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Grant Jolly 3:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Blake McDonald 2:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 14-58 5-16 17-24 11 17 28 4 18 12 12 1 50
  24.1% 31.2% 70.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Laurence Bowers 24:00 3-7 2-3 2-2 1 2 3 2 3 1 0 1 10
Alex Oriakhi 25:00 6-7 0-0 1-2 1 9 10 0 2 0 1 1 13
Phil Pressey 32:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 5 2 1 3 0 2
Jabari Brown 30:00 2-5 1-2 5-6 0 2 2 4 1 1 3 0 10
Keion Bell 34:00 1-7 0-4 3-4 1 5 6 3 3 1 4 0 5
Stefan Jankovic 3:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Earnest Ross 24:00 3-9 1-2 0-3 5 5 10 1 2 0 3 1 7
Tony Criswell 18:00 4-7 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 1 10
Corey Haith 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Ryan Rosburg 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Negus Webster-Chan 3:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Danny Feldmann 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-47 5-13 15-21 10 30 40 15 20 5 19 4 62
  44.7% 38.5% 71.4% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 19